Organization takes prudent measures to uphold safety and security of blood supply October 5, 2012, (REGINA) —Canadian Blood Services has issued a voluntary recall of blood products that were collected in Regina between October 2, 2011 and October 3, 2012. This recall is being taken after it was discovered that one part of the donor screening process in Regina was not being performed according to standard procedures in some instances. Donor screening is just the first of several layers of safety in Canada’s blood system. Every donation is also tested for infectious diseases. “Blood products

August 23, 2013 (Ottawa) Canadian Blood Services has issued a recall to hospitals relating to 1,500 units of blood for which one of our standard tests – for the Cytomegalovirus – was not performed according to specifications for a period of three days. The recall is precautionary in nature. However, as an organization committed to the safety and security of the blood supply, with high quality standards, Canadian Blood Services has strict requirements for product recalls, even when the risk is remote. Cytomegalovirus is a common community acquired infection that lies dormant in white blood