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A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Blood donations are rebounding from COVID, but there remains a need for more

Canadian Blood Services is in need of more blood donors following the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Aug 5, 2021

 

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary on Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Demand increasing: Canadian Blood Services watching supply as COVID-19 rules eased

Need for blood products tailed off dramatically 16 months ago as the pandemic took hold

 

FILE – A bag of blood is shown at a clinic in Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘Watching very closely’: Blood services watching for impact from COVID-19 second wave

About 400,000 of Canada’s 37 million population give blood on a regular basis

FILE – A bag of blood is shown at a clinic in Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Deborah Skaey. (Submitted photo) 
Deborah Skaey. (Submitted photo)

Surrey woman to be honoured for blood donation work

Deborah Skaey will be recognized at Canadian Blood Services’ annual Honouring Canada’s Lifeline virtual event Friday

Deborah Skaey. (Submitted photo) 
Deborah Skaey. (Submitted photo)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Fewer than 1 per cent of Canadian blood donors in late spring tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, according to the results of a seroprevalence study that aimed to assess the country’s infection rate of the novel coronavirus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Fewer than 1 per cent of Canadian blood donors in late spring tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, according to the results of a seroprevalence study that aimed to assess the country’s infection rate of the novel coronavirus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Motorcycle-crash casualty Cody Allard with his wife Alaina Larson and daughter Dakota in a family photo posted to Canadian Blood Services website (blood.ca).

‘It’s what Cody would have wanted’: Surrey blood drive remembers motorcyclist who helped others

Event at Guildford clinic held on the first anniversary of Cody Allard’s death

Motorcycle-crash casualty Cody Allard with his wife Alaina Larson and daughter Dakota in a family photo posted to Canadian Blood Services website (blood.ca).
NDP MP Randall Garrison is among a growing chorus of people saying it’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to honour his promises and lift the gay blood ban in Canada. . (The Canadian Press)

Calls grow for Trudeau to end MSM blood donation ban

It’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to honour his promises, advocates say

NDP MP Randall Garrison is among a growing chorus of people saying it’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to honour his promises and lift the gay blood ban in Canada. . (The Canadian Press)
Members of Surrey Philippine Independence Day Society (SPIDS).

With song, blood drive launched by Surrey Philippine Independence Day Society

Virtual sign-up campaign to replace Philippine Independence Day event this year

Members of Surrey Philippine Independence Day Society (SPIDS).
Aldergrove senior Harvey Rempel, as a blood donation tradition, collects a Canadian Blood Services pin for each of his clinic visits. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

B.C. senior gives blood for 200th time, has ‘saved’ 600 lives

There was no cutting of cake for Harvey Rempel but he’s challenging youth to start donating blood

Aldergrove senior Harvey Rempel, as a blood donation tradition, collects a Canadian Blood Services pin for each of his clinic visits. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
Aldergrove senior Harvey Rempel, as a blood donation tradition, collects a Canadian Blood Services pin for each of his clinic visits. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

83-year-old Aldergrove man gives blood for the 200th time, saving 600 lives

There was no cutting of cake but Harvey Rempel challenes youth to start donating blood as his gift

Aldergrove senior Harvey Rempel, as a blood donation tradition, collects a Canadian Blood Services pin for each of his clinic visits. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
David Patterson with donated blood at the Canadian Blood Services clinic in Surrey, in a photo from 2016. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Car accidents still happen’: Blood clinic in Surrey busy again, but more donors sought

Walk-in appointments are not available during COVID-19 pandemic, so book online first at blood.ca

David Patterson with donated blood at the Canadian Blood Services clinic in Surrey, in a photo from 2016. (File photo: Tom Zillich)