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Especially if you're type O negative.
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Only 3.4 per cent of eligible donors in Canada give blood.
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Being afraid of needles is not a valid reason to avoid chipping in to save someone's life.
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"We were a little puzzled because of the wording of the message."
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"... a reasonable next step."
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Winnipeg has a clinic and the practice could happen in B.C., said the health minister.
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It's only temporary, though.
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Zika virus is transmitted via an infected mosquito.
The Voluntary Blood Donations Act" prohibits paying and receiving payment for blood, either directly or indirectly. With this bill, the legislature has made the giving and receiving of blood a sacrament. The simplest solution to the blood and plasma shortage is to desacralize blood and plasma. Instead of bowing our heads to this idol, we should see it as the false idol it is, and get back to having a market in blood.
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Canadian Blood Services is appealing to gay men to donate blood Wednesday at a special clinic set up at the University of British Columbia. The Rainbow Donor Clinic came about because of the agency's...
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REGINA - Some gay men are questioning why they are still banned from donating blood while HIV infection rates in Saskatchewan are lower among gay men than other groups.Dan Shier, marketing manager for...
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Canadians have come out in droves since people were made aware last week that the country's blood supply is desperately low. Since launching its appeal, the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has seen a ma...
Canadian Blood Services is urging eligible blood donors across the country to make a blood donation immediately to increase the country's low blood inventory. Donors of all blood types are needed, bu...
Over a year ago, Canada lifted a 30-year-old prohibition on gay men donating blood. However, Canada Blood Services still includes a ban on blood donations from any man who has had sex with another man in the past five years. That is why the Young Liberals of Canada want a policy that is based on evidence, because no single, loosely defined group should be discriminated against based on generalized statistics, perceptions or prejudices. A blanket ban on sexually active MSM is not merely discriminatory; it's unsafe.
A Vancouver woman was shocked when Canadian Blood Services (CBS) turned her away from donating blood because she is transgender. Clayre Sessoms says she gives blood regularly — and discloses her gende...
VANCOUVER - Women who give birth at BC Women's Hospital will soon be able to donate their baby's umbilical cord blood to be banked for potentially life-saving treatments for people across Canada.The f...
On June 27, 2013, the federal government released a summary report of its consultations with stakeholders regarding payment for plasma donations. Right on cue, the union representing employees at Canadian Blood Services proclaimed that safety will somehow be jeopardized if plasma is collected by anyone other than a public facility. Other opponents have attempted to sway public opinion by arguing that payment for plasma is somehow exploitative. Both criticisms are smoke-and-mirrors. I know from experience.
TORONTO - Canada is lifting a nearly 30-year-old ban on gay men giving blood, though for the time being only those who are abstinent will be allowed to donate.The new policy, which Canadian Blood Serv...
I would respect Canadian Blood Services more if it took a stronger position on gay blood donations. Either stick with the lifelong ban and admit that it's a super-cautious approach to try to mitigate against potential infections we don't yet understand, based on the deadly mistakes made in the past with HIV. Or focus on the bloodborne diseases we do know about, and adjust the ban accordingly to six-months or one-year, as would be consistent with the current science of detection. Either one of these approaches would be a more defensible posture than the arbitrary five-year ban Canadian Blood Services has chosen to champion.
Canadian Blood Services wants to change a long-standing policy that would allow gay men to donate blood if they haven't had sex with a man in the last five years. It's a change from a total ban on do...
Canadian Blood Services is asking for help this holiday season. The organization hopes to ship about 70,000 units of blood to hospitals across Canada this month. Right now, it's about 5,000 donations...
Canadian Blood Services radio ads are currently promoting a contest: visit a blood donor clinic and you could win two tickets to go see Elton John. Wouldn't it be truly amazing if Canadian Blood Services got Sir Elton to actually donate his own blood? But he can't.