Canadian Blood Services Articles

Greater Need for Blood Donations During the Summer

By Sarah Klein A drop in blood donations during the summer has Canadian Blood Services urging Canadians to roll up their sleeves. “With the holiday falling mid-week this year, we’re seeing fewer appointments booked and a higher number of cancellations around Canada...

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App Makes Donating Blood More Convenient

By Tyler Sutherland A new smartphone app allows blood donors to quickly and easily schedule a donation appointment and find the nearest location to do so. The GiveBlood app (iTunes) is from Canadian Blood Services and is available now in the App Store and in Google...

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Poor Weather Hampers Blood Donations

By Tyler Sutherland Canadian Blood Services is in need of 31,000 donations over the next three weeks to make up for cancelled clinics due to extreme weather in late December. “It’s been a stormy start to 2014. While we’ve weathered the storm by leveraging our national...

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Blood Drive to Rally Donations at Red River College

A blood donation drive in support of Canadian Blood Services will rally students and community members to roll up their sleeves on Friday at Red River College. PR majors in the Creative Communications program are organizing the second annual Rally For Red Radiothon,...

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7,000 Blood Donations Needed in Manitoba

Canadian Blood Services is renewing its call for blood donations between now and Labour Day in Manitoba. CBS forecasts a need for 51,000 appointments across the country, including 7,000 in Manitoba. The slower summer months and constant hospital demand has also put a...

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Blood Donors Needed as Contributions Drop in Summer

By Tyler Sutherland The summer months have slowed the flow of blood donations to a trickle across the country, and Canadian Blood Services has put out the call for help. The organization says it needs 17,000 Canadians to book donor appointments over the next two weeks...

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Blood Donor Week Going Social with ‘Blood Signal’

By Sarah Klein Canadian Blood Services is using social media to reach out to potential donors in its latest campaign. It's National Blood Donor Week and a "Blood Signal" is being used to solicit donations from worthy recipients. “During National Blood Donor Week, make...

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Blood Type Test Poking Fingers on U of M Campus

Canadian Blood Services will be on the University of Manitoba campus today as part of Operation Finger Poke 1,000. The agency is aiming to blood type as many as 1,000 students, faculty, staff and members of the public as an interactive way to raise awareness about the...

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U of M Student Recruits Oswald to Donate Blood

Manitoba Health Minister Theresa Oswald rolled up her sleeves today after being recruited to donate blood. Oswald was recruited by a Canadian Blood Services volunteer and University of Manitoba student. Graeme Fortlage is part of the Assignment Saving Lives program,...

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More Blood Donations Needed from Manitobans

By Sarah Klein Canadian Blood Services needs donations from Manitobans after an unusually high rate of cancellations and missed appointments. CBS says the Winnipeg area is the most affected by the unexpected no-shows, leaving 800 spots currently open at the blood...

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Emergency Responders Face Off in Blood Donor Challenge

A three-way challenge between the RCMP, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg police will see which team can raise the most blood donations. The 2012 Sirens for Life Challenge kicks off today at 11 a.m., where the annual emergency responders’ blood donation...

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Local Teen Celebrates Final Leukemia Treatment

By David Klassen A Winnipeg teen is celebrating his final treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia by organizing a blood donor clinic today. Ryan Veldkamp has created "Ryan's Day" and has the goal of recruiting 78 blood donors at Canadian Blood Services’ Winnipeg...

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