Canadian Blood Services Articles

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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Blood Donation Clinic Open at Convention Centre Today

By Sarah Klein Canadian Blood Services will be setup at the Winnipeg Convention Centre today to commemorate the long standing history with the Canadian Forces. Approximately 145 blood donations will be collected in the city to honour Canada's troops this Remembrance...

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Blood Donors Encouraged to Roll Up Their Sleeves

Canadian Blood Services has put the call out for more donors as Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches. To meet hospital, 7,000 blood donations need to be made -- with about 3,000 blood donation appointments still needing to be filled. “The need for blood and...

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Roller Derby League Raises Challenge to Give Blood

The no-nonsense ladies from the Winnipeg Roller Derby League are doing their part to contribute to the Canadian Blood Service's supply. “Our League strives to give back to our community and blood is something that is used in Manitoba everyday," said Laura Medwid, who...

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Manitoba Blood Donors Needed Throughout Summer

By Sarah Klein Canadian Blood Services has put a call out for Manitoba donors heading into the long weekend. Summer is generally slower for blood donations, with many people on vacation and not necessarily thinking about donating. Consistent hospital demand and lower...

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Goldeyes, Local Media to Create ‘Blood Drop’ on Sunday

By David Klassen Following Sunday's Winnipeg Goldeyes game against Kansas City at Shaw Park, members of the baseball club, Canadian Blood Services and local media will gather on the field to form a giant "blood drop." The initiative leading up to National Blood Donor...

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Goldeyes to Launch ‘Fishing for Donors’ Blood Drive

The Winnipeg Goldeyes will be encouraging more Manitobans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood this summer. The Fish will launch a new Fishing for Donors initiative with Canadian Blood Services at a news conference this morning. “Many of us have a personal...

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Clinic to Help Find Stem Cell Match for Teen

By David Klassen A 14-year-old Ontario boy battling leukemia will be the focus of a cheek swab clinic in Winnipeg today to find a stem cell match. Noor Deol is getting the help from the Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network at a one-day clinic...

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Banks Competing for Blood This Time, Not Your Money

Employees from Canada's largest banks will roll up their sleeves and donate blood today. The 8th Annual Bank Blood Battle kicks off on the main level of 201 Portage Avenue at 10 a.m. in support of Canadian Blood Services. Representatives from BMO Bank of Montreal,...

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Firefighter, Paramedic Unite for Child’s Blood Donation

A Winnipeg firefighter and paramedic will make their first blood donation to their daughter this morning at Canadian Blood Services. Keira Keryluk, daughter of Trent and Kristie Keryluk, was born with liver disease and needed a liver transplant. Her dad was unable to...

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Emergency Responders Drawing Blood in Annual Challenge

A month-long blood donation challenge will pit the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service against each other. The sixth annual Sirens for Life will kick off this morning at Canadian Blood Services. The yearly emergency responders’ blood donation...

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