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Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023

 

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

Canadian Blood Services needs blood, plasma donors after storm disruption

About 1,500 blood and plasma donations did not happen as a result

 

Scott Leavitt made his 26th blood donation on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, with donor care associate Elizabeth Ollenberger donning holiday antlers for the pre-Christmas event. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Giving the gift of life: Langley blood donors are needed

Ahead of Christmas, Canadian Blood Services said supplies are tight and hope more will give

 

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

‘Supplies are tight’: Canadian Blood Services concerned about current inventory

Campaign launched in June to address its smallest donor base in a decade

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hosts clinics in various communities as well as accepting donations at its offices. (Black Press Media files)

Spots open at Langley blood donor clinic Sunday, Oct. 9

Blood, platelets, and plasma donors encouraged to help save a life

Canadian Blood Services hosts clinics in various communities as well as accepting donations at its offices. (Black Press Media files)
Canadian Blood Services has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma — a practice banned in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec — could funnel donors away from voluntary giving. (The Canadian Press)

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

The federal service has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma

Canadian Blood Services has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma — a practice banned in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec — could funnel donors away from voluntary giving. (The Canadian Press)
Beatrice Janyk, 95, donates blood at Canada Blood Services in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it continues to face challenges in collecting blood products.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Blood Services urging people to donate as it faces collection challenges

Supplies dwindle as low as 4 days worth as collections have been steadily decreasing since July 1

Beatrice Janyk, 95, donates blood at Canada Blood Services in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it continues to face challenges in collecting blood products.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kira Hall, and her entire family, are encouraging people to donate blood. It saved her life and her family shares that story during national blood donor week (June 12-18). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Childhood leukemia survivor celebrates 5 years cancer free thanks to blood donors

During national blood donor week, Hall family pleads with people in Langley to give life by donating

  • Jun 15, 2022
Kira Hall, and her entire family, are encouraging people to donate blood. It saved her life and her family shares that story during national blood donor week (June 12-18). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services says it is struggling to replenish a critically low national supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Number of Canadian blood donors plummets to lowest point in a decade during COVID-19

Canadian Blood Services: number of people across Canada who donate regularly has decreased by 31,000

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services says it is struggling to replenish a critically low national supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services this month recommended to Health Canada that it abolish the lifetime ban on blood donation by people who have taken money or drugs in exchange for sex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Blood Service seeks to scrap lifetime ban on sex workers donating blood

The ban, introduced 45 years ago, is set to be replaced by a one-year “deferral” after paid sex work

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services this month recommended to Health Canada that it abolish the lifetime ban on blood donation by people who have taken money or drugs in exchange for sex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services says Health Canada has approved its request to end the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services says Health Canada has approved its request to end the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Max Proske, 26, recently made his 100th blood product donation. Proske, who grew up in Langley, was described as a ‘hometown hero’ by his sister, Langley Olympic rowing champion Andrea Proske. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Max Proske, 26, recently made his 100th blood product donation. Proske, who grew up in Langley, was described as a ‘hometown hero’ by his sister, Langley Olympic rowing champion Andrea Proske. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canadian Blood Services is asking people in Nanaimo and across B.C. to donate blood. (Black Press file)

Canada Blood Services makes call for B.C. donors

COVID-19 pandemic has seen steady decline in people rolling up sleeves and donating blood

Canadian Blood Services is asking people in Nanaimo and across B.C. to donate blood. (Black Press file)
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Immediate need’ for blood donations during holiday season

Canada Blood Services highlights need for O-negative blood donors

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Letters from stem cell recipients to thier anonymous donors are bringing cheer this holiday season. (Photo illustration by Black Press with photo from Why We Swab)

Canadian stem cell recipients share heartwarming letters to anonymous donors

Why We Swab: Correspondence shared in awareness campaign to recruit more donors

Letters from stem cell recipients to thier anonymous donors are bringing cheer this holiday season. (Photo illustration by Black Press with photo from Why We Swab)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has today recommended that Canada end the ban on gay men donating blood, in a submission to Health Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Blood service recommends Health Canada end gay blood donation ban

Organization says evidence shows that the change would pose no safety risk to the blood supply

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has today recommended that Canada end the ban on gay men donating blood, in a submission to Health Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A bag of blood is shown at a clinic in Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Blood Services to recommend asking donors about sexual activity, not orientation

Organization plans to submit its recommendation to Health Canada within the next two weeks

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