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Canadian Blood Services

We’re partnering with Canadian Blood Services

Supporting campaigns that highlight the importance of blood, plasma, and stem cell donations in communities across Canada.

What is the Canada Life Week to Save Lives?

Life as we know it might look a little different, but our commitment to supporting community programs and partnerships remains stronger than ever.

Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood, and even amidst a global pandemic, this need doesn’t stop. That's why we created the Canada Life Week to Save Lives - a national call to action for Canadians to make a difference in their communities by donating blood or plasma.

We’ve partnered with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec to address this need. Make an appointment between January 18 and 24 and donate to save a life.

Join the Canada Life Week to Save Lives

If you're in good health, book your appointment now at one of Canadian Blood Services’ 35 permanent donor centre locations at Blood.ca/CanadaLifeOpens a new website in a new window - Opens in a new window , on the GiveBlood app or call 1 8 8 8 2 3 6 6 2 8 3.

Donating in Quebec? Make an appointment at your local Globule or PlasmaVie centre. 

Supporting Canadian Blood Services for over 50 years

We’ve partnered with Canadian Blood Services for more than 50 years and are proud to present the Canada Life Cares Blood Drive in support of their vital work.

Donating blood or plasma or joining the stem cell and organ and tissue registries or making a financial contribution are some of the most generous things you can do for someone in need, especially during a pandemic.

Why donate?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many blood donation centres have recorded a significant drop in donations. All open appointments this winter need to be filled to ensure the national supply meets the needs of patients, and to help all Canadians and their loved ones who are fighting to wake up healthier each day.

  • A constant need

    The national blood inventory averages between a 5-to-8-day supply, which is enough for patients today - but the need for blood is constant.

  • More than just blood

    The need for plasma is more than 4 times what is donated in Canada. It could take over 100 plasma donations to help treat just 1 patient for a year.

  • All types are needed

    O-negative blood donors are especially needed because this universal blood type can be transfused to any patient.

Joining the cause - Everything you need to know

Please note that some of this information has been provided by our partners. If you have additional questions regarding the registration or donation process, please get in touch with your local donor centre.

Join the Canada Life Cares Blood Drive

If you're in good health, book your appointment now at one of Canadian Blood Services’ 35 permanent donor centre locations at Blood.ca/CanadaLifeOpens a new website in a new window - Opens in a new window , on the GiveBlood app or call 1 8 8 8 2 3 6 6 2 8 3.

Donating in Quebec? Make an appointment at your local Globule or PlasmaVie centre. 

Canadian Blood Services is a registered charity — Charitable Registration no. 870157641RR001. 
Héma-Québec is a registered charity - Charitable Registration no. 897134623RR0001.