Partner eNews April 2018

Kelsey McCallen sitting in a donation chair holding a Telus Gives Life Together and with text quote on the right, "I Started thinking to myself "I'm a healthy young woman - what excuse do I have to not give blood?"

How a first-time donor becomes a Champion... it’s okay to be afraid to take the first step!

Kelsey McCallen has gone from first time donor to TELUS Volunteer Blood Donor Champion. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week we wanted to celebrate the champions that are passionate advocates for those Canadian patients waiting for blood transfusions. We asked Kelsey to share her journey from

National GiveLife Partners

Thank you to the February, March and April national Give Life partners who share their stories and our message every month. They help us celebrate existing donors and encourage new donors to GIVE LIFE. Read about our current monthly partners on Proud Partners.

Cancer Survivor and firefighter encourages Sirens For Life blood drive in Saint John, NB.

Jamie Maillet is a true hero! Not only is he a cancer survivor and a firefighter, recently he organized the first ever Sirens For Life blood drive in Saint John. He enlisted the help of Constable Dan Olde Damink of the Saint John Police Force to encourage their colleagues to donate blood. The event

RE/MAX Jazz in Oshawa, ON joins the Canadian Blood Services Family

Noël Coppins, owner of Oshawa’s RE/MAX Jazz, is always looking for ways to give back to her community. Though she had previously volunteered with several local charities, she hesitated to join the #GiveLife movement with Canadian Blood Services because of a lifelong fear of needles. When she learned

Partners For Life Champion knows the importance of blood donation in Red Deer, AB.

Sharon Shultz wears many hats. She is the finish line coordinator at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (LTCHS) in Red Deer Alberta and a Partners For Life Champion with Canadian Blood Services. Sharon’s knowledge of blood began from an early age. At the age of five, she was diagnosed with

Wealth management advisor in BC becomes an advocate for blood donation.

The Peacock Sheridan Group kicked off hockey month in BC by adopting a blood donor clinic in Kelowna on the first of February. You might think this is a strange marriage for a wealth management company – hockey and blood donation. But like most corporate social responsibility initiatives, this one

Think red, give green.

Just like blood donors, stem cell donors and organ and tissue donors, financial donors help Canadian Blood Services to provide better outcomes for Canadian patients and their families. Their generous financial gifts fund lifesaving programs in four areas: blood, stem cells, research and innovation

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week from April 23 –29

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) raises awareness about the critical need for more organ donors across the country. The campaign encourages all Canadians to register their decision and to talk to their loved ones about organ donation. Take note of the green ribbons and the

We just can’t say it enough… thank you!

During the month of April, organizations across Canada celebrate their volunteers. We at Canadian Blood Services and on behalf of all Canadian patients want to thank you for being a blood drive champion. Whether you coordinate a drive once a year, or six times a year, we want to express our gratitude for helping us ensure patients get the life-saving products they need. See and read about the Canadians who are grateful for people like you and the organizations who partner with us.

Join the movement

What if your blood ‘type’ went missing?
This June join us for #MissingType.

Be part of the global campaign taking place during National Blood Donor Week (June 11-17) involving 20 countries, supporting hospital patients across Canada by raising awareness about the need for blood. Every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood.

Click here for more info on the campaign and how your organization can participate.


Click Here to sign up for Missing Type tools to use during the campaign