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Canadian Blood Services stated on Wednesday, during National Blood Donor Week, that 100,000 new donors are needed across the country to restore the donor base to pre-pandemic levels. (Black Press file photo)

Central Alberta urgently needs more blood donors

The supply is lowest in a decade

 

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

 

Canadian Blood Services says the national blood inventory has declined by 25 per cent since the start of April. (Contributed)

Canadian Blood Services puts out call for central Alberta donors

All donors are needed in increase national blood supply

 

Canadian Blood Services is removing eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men. (File photo by Black Press)

Eliminating blood donation ban for gay men supported in central Alberta

Canadian Blood Services works to put new sexual behaviour-based screening criteria in place

Canadian Blood Services is removing eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men. (File photo by Black Press)
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

Canadian Blood Services to end gay ‘blood ban,’ bring in behaviour-based screening

Canadian Blood Services to end gay ‘blood ban,’ bring in behaviour-based screening

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
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
(Black Press file photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh).

Red Deer area needs more blood donors

Fewer people are donating blood during the pandemic

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

Blood donors needed through the holiday season

Appointments available throughout Canada

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

Blood service recommends Health Canada end gay blood donation ban

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

Canadian Blood Services eyes removing sexual orientation-based donation restrictions

Canadian Blood Services eyes removing sexual orientation-based donation restrictions

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

Red Deerians urged to give blood before Thanksgiving long weekend

Canadian Blood Services is encouraging blood donations this Thanksgiving. As Canadians prepare…

(Black Press file photo.)
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

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary on Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Download the GiveBlood app and join Canada’s Lifeline. Please call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or book now at blood.ca. (Contributed)

Plenty of blood donation appointments available in Red Deer

About 220 appointments still available for June

  • Jun 17, 2021
Download the GiveBlood app and join Canada’s Lifeline. Please call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or book now at blood.ca. (Contributed)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Blood donors needed

Canada Life Week to Save Lives campaign

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A photo of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ last team blood donation. Photo submitted

UPDATED: Titans challenge Bucs to a ‘Bleed Off’

Blood drive challenge extended to April 30

A photo of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ last team blood donation. Photo submitted
Carla Riley, a blood recipient, appeared with her service dog at a Canadian Blood Services event at Red Deer College on Tuesday to recruit young donors. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Blood donors are heroes to a Red Deer woman who was in a life-changing collision

Blood donor recruitment drive at RDC attracts 90-plus students

Carla Riley, a blood recipient, appeared with her service dog at a Canadian Blood Services event at Red Deer College on Tuesday to recruit young donors. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Canadian Blood Services staff were recently at Real Canadian Superstore to sign up blood donors. (Photo from Twitter)
Canadian Blood Services staff were recently at Real Canadian Superstore to sign up blood donors. (Photo from Twitter)
More blood donors needed in Central Alberta

More blood donors needed in Central Alberta

Canada’s blood bank is lower than usual

More blood donors needed in Central Alberta