Canadian Blood Services

Deputy health ministers to consider plan to increase organ donation, transplants

Deputy health ministers to consider plan to increase organ donation, transplants

Feb 14, 2024 | 8:33am
A long-awaited national reporting system on organ donation and transplantation is expected to be in place by the end of the year, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Institute for Health Information says. It would follow persistentefforts to address a lack of national data that has made it hard to optimize the allocation of organs, with […]

New blood donation clinic opens in Regina

Feb 3, 2023 | 12:05pm

A new blood donation centre has opened in Regina. Canadian Blood Services celebrated the grand opening of the city’s new donor clinic yesterday. The new site features a modernized floor plan designed to offer the best possible donor experience and an improved work environment for donor centre employees. The Canadian Blood Services continues to stress […]

Canadian Blood Services is urging Regina residents to donate blood

Oct 7, 2022 | 5:30am

Not only blood but platelets and plasma donations are needed this Thanksgiving weekend. “Thanksgiving, like other long weekends, can be a difficult time to collect donations as people are away or busy with family activities. Your donation to Canada’s Lifeline this Thanksgiving holiday can make all the difference for patients in need,” said Canadian Blood […]

Regina and Saskatoon challenge each other to fill blood appointments this month

Jun 6, 2022 | 2:02pm

The rivalry between Regina and Saskatoon will be getting bloody in June. Both cities have partnered with Canadian Blood Services and challenged each other to fill blood appointments this month. “We are partnering with Canadian Blood Services Regina to support local hospital patients by committing to filling all 1,900 in the month of June,” Regina […]

Cancelled appointment putting strain on Canadian Blood Services

May 18, 2022 | 2:20pm

As spring has hit, Canadian Blood Services has seen an increase in cancelled appointments. Since March, they have seen a 10 per cent increase in late cancellations and missed appointments. That increase has led to a 25 per cent decrease in the national blood inventory. “I think part of this is influenced by recent illness, […]

Canadian Blood Services looking for donations this long weekend

Apr 11, 2022 | 1:58pm

As many Saskatchewan residents are getting ready to enjoy the Easter long weekend, Canadian Blood Services is asking for blood and plasma donations. Starting Wednesday and running until Saturday, Canadian Blood Services will be looking to fill appointments. Aaron Barlow, the territory manager of donor relations with Canadian Blood Services Regina, said that they have […]

Blood donors needed over July long weekend

Jun 28, 2021 | 10:53am

Canadian Blood Services is looking for donations in the Regina area. They have 150 appointments available over the July 1st long weekend, and would like them filled to ensure a steady supply of blood for Canadians. Territory manager Aaron Barlow says log weekends typically lead to a drop in donation appointments. “They’re pre-occupied, they got […]

Blood donations suspended in Regina due to COVID-19 cases

Mar 18, 2021 | 2:03pm

Canadian Blood Services in Regina has suspended all blood donations due to COVID-19 cases in the building. The company says they were notified of two people who tested positive for the virus at its Broad Street location. They haven’t revealed if the cases were found in staff or donors, citing confidentiality. In a statement, they […]

Canadian Blood Services looking for donors during holiday season

Dec 20, 2020 | 10:31am

Canadian Blood Services is hoping to find more than 650 donors in the Regina area to help fill open appointments between December 21st and January 4th. Aaron Barlow with Canadian Blood Services says the need for blood is constant, but it’s even greater during the holiday season. “Historically, around holidays and long weekends, and other […]

Canadian Blood Services recruits new donors at U of R blood typing event

Feb 4, 2020 | 7:46pm

University students in Regina were given the opportunity to learn how much of an impact they can make by donating blood. The University of Regina participated in a blood typing event hosted by Canadian Blood Services on Tuesday. The initiative was hosted at other universities across Canada to encourage students to find out their blood […]