Your blood donation could inspire our next Olympian.

Lee's story

Donated blood made all the difference for Lee, who is a top gymnast ten years after she received blood during surgery to remove one of her kidneys.
  
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To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of patients in Canada, we need everyone who is healthy to book and keep their blood donation appointment for the weeks and months ahead.

What's the blood donation process like?

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Sit back and relax in a comfy chair while you donate. The whole process can be up to 10 minutes, but allow for an hour for your appointment. You can read, chat with our team members or other donors, or just relax knowing you are saving lives. Donors will be asked to sit in the refreshment area after their donation to rest and to allow collections staff to monitor their wellbeing. You can pick your snack and drink and are encouraged to consume them promptly while you rest.

About an hour of your time could change someone's life

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Help make all the difference in the lives of patients across Canada who are waiting for your vital blood donations. The life you could change could be closer than you think.

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Life on the Line: The Amazing Journey of Donated Blood

Am I eligible to donate blood?

Great question! 

If you’ve ever given blood, perhaps you’ve wondered where your donation went.

Maybe you imagined that plump little bag travelling right to the bedside of a patient in hospital. But the reality is even more amazing.

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We manage the national supply of blood products for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Many variables can impact our inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Click to see an overview of our inventory levels across all blood types. 

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Feel good knowing you helped save a life

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Donate blood

Relax and refresh

Feel good knowing you helped saved a life