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Canadian Blood Services

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About Canadian Blood Services

Together, with donors, recipients, employees, partners and volunteers, we are Canada’s Lifeline. Across the country, we forge connections that make lifesaving products and services available for people who rely on transfusion and transplantation.

Blood, plasma, platelets, stem cells, organs and tissues are critical in the delivery of everyday medical care including major surgeries, emergency care, cancer treatments and managing diseases. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, we are able to provide and safeguard these systems of Canada’s life essentials on behalf of all provincial and territorial governments (except Quebec).

For more than 20 years, Canadian Blood Services has worked hard to establish trust in Canada’s blood system and earn the privilege of being a lifeline for patients. Today, we are a registered charity focused on evolution and improvement by increasing participation in our systems, forging paths for new people to engage with us and spreading awareness about our work in blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues, and research and innovation.

We are committed to building strong connections every day that meet the needs of patients today and in the future. These connections help us to achieve our vision to help every patient, match every need, and serve every Canadian.

Our Impact

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, we can save and transform lives every day. Lives like Cole’s, whose rare blood disorder may require him to rely on blood transfusions for life.

Cole’s family remembers watching his first blood transfusion when he was just two months old. They saw first-hand how the generosity of others ensured there was always blood available to help save lives like his.

The need for lifesaving products to help every patient in need never stops. Cole is just one example of the thousands of patients who will rely on Canada’s Lifeline – now, and in the future.

“I chose to give back myself as a way of thanking whoever so selflessly did the same for my son, time and time again,” says Cole’s dad, Greg. “I know that when people continually give to Canadian Blood Services, it means more healthy futures for other kids and families just like ours.”

Your impact can be felt across the country as patients access the lifesaving products they need including blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

How your gift will be used

We know that giving is personal and choosing how your legacy lives on even more so. Legacy giving through a gift in your Will is one more way to make Canada’s Lifeline part of your life story. There are several options for leaving a financial donation to Canadian Blood Services in your Will and many ways to direct your giving to lifesaving work that aligns with your unique goals and values.

As you contemplate how you want to be remembered and the impact you wish to have, know that every gift to Canadian Blood Services helps to save and improve the lives of patients across Canada. Whether your interests are connected to recruiting the next generation of lifesaving donors of blood, plasma, stem cells or organs and tissues, or you want to fuel innovation and research for a healthier tomorrow, the possibilities of your legacy gift are boundless.

Leaving a gift to Canadian Blood Services in your Will enables your legacy to live on and Canada’s Lifeline to endure.

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