Partner eNews October 2023

Because of dedicated Partners for Life teams like yours across the country, patients have had the blood products they need when they need them. However, the distribution of blood to hospitals is outpacing the number of blood donations being made

We’re asking your Partners for Life team to help again now — by growing your team of donors and making it a priority to donate blood or plasma. 

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Thank you for your amazing contributions to Canadian Blood Services. Being a champion through our Partners for Life program means you help Canada’s Lifeline collect more than 300,000 units of blood, plasma and platelets every year. Thank you for all you do!

Celebrating 25 years, thanks to your support

Thank you to all Partners for Life teams for being a part of our story. Past, present, and future.

Graduating Halifax students and parents come together to give blood

333 Lifesavers, a new PFL team, recruited 84 members by June, with their third donation event planned for October.

Wilfrid Laurier University takes Partners for Life pledge to new heights with incredible local champion

Having surpassed the 500-donation mark last year, and with continued support from both staff and students, Laurier keeps “bleeding purple and gold” as a high priority for 2023.

Winnipeg radio host encourages listeners to “Swab with Dilly”

Local radio host Sean Dilworth (Dilly) uses his platform to get Winnipeggers to swab and donate blood.

Dedicated partners help donors travel across land and sea to give

Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise, West Vancouver Foundation, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Enhance West Van and BC Ferries: a formidable partnership

Did you know your support could be doubled by your employer?

Thanks to a new online tool, you can easily find out if your employer will match your donation with a charitable financial gift. Many do.

A thousand lives forever changed — thanks to the Kidney Paired Donation program

Canadian Blood Services’ Kidney Paired Donation program recently celebrated 1,000 transplants. To celebrate the occasion, we’re creating a commemorative KPD 1000 puzzle, and we need your help. Find out how to claim your piece of the puzzle!

A little more about the Hutterite communities in southern Alberta

Southern Alberta is home to more than 65 Hutterite colonies, many of whose members make donating plasma a part of their routine.

There are many ways to give to Canada’s Lifeline and donating financially is one more way for everyone to help make these outcomes possible.  

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By joining Canadian Blood Services’ Partners for Life program as a team champion you agree to act in a manner consistent with Canadian Blood Services’ values and ethical standards. As a volunteer champion, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct, a copy of which will be provided to you as part of onboarding. Canadian Blood Services reserves the right to replace a champion for any reason at any time.