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Greater Victoria residents are being asked to donate blood by this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

More surgeries prompt call for Greater Victoria blood donors this week

Canadian Blood Services asks eligible donors to give before Labour Day

 

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

 

Conservative MP Eric Duncan rises in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The Conservative Member of Parliament has talked openly in the House of Commons about being a gay man while pushing the Liberal government to fulfill a two-time campaign pledge to end the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with other men. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative MP Eric Duncan rises in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The Conservative Member of Parliament has talked openly in the House of Commons about being a gay man while pushing the Liberal government to fulfill a two-time campaign pledge to end the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with other men. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Black Press Media file photo)

Extra blood donation event added in Saanich an opportunity to ‘save a life’

March 15 call-out issued for donors after UVic mobile clinic cancelled

(Black Press Media file photo)
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
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
Canadian Blood Services held a mobile donation clinic in Sidney Monday. Upcoming donation clinics are scheduled for Sidney on July 20 and Aug. 17 (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Mobile blood clinic attracts 79 donors in Sidney

Canadian Blood Services readjusts to realities of COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian Blood Services held a mobile donation clinic in Sidney Monday. Upcoming donation clinics are scheduled for Sidney on July 20 and Aug. 17 (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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)
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)
WAVES and the Canadian Animal Blood Bank held a blood drive for dogs on Saturday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Furry, four-legged donors make their way to doggy blood drive in Langford

WAVES and Canadian Animal Blood Bank host blood drive for dogs

WAVES and the Canadian Animal Blood Bank held a blood drive for dogs on Saturday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Alice Boggs regularly donates blood, saying “It’s just something that I figure I can do – not everyone can – I don’t have a rare blood type or anything, but it’s still a blood type.” Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

National Blood Donor Week kicks off with collection clinic in Victoria

‘The Missing Type’ campaign takes to social media, Canadians encouraged to learn blood type, donate

Alice Boggs regularly donates blood, saying “It’s just something that I figure I can do – not everyone can – I don’t have a rare blood type or anything, but it’s still a blood type.” Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Blood recipient Krista Klokeid with father and blood donor Kerry Klokeid. (Morgan Cross photo)

Routine donor and father of blood recipient urges others to give over BC Day long weekend

Summer is a critical time for blood donations.

  • Aug 3, 2017
Blood recipient Krista Klokeid with father and blood donor Kerry Klokeid. (Morgan Cross photo)