How do I contact the Canadian Blood Services?

How do I contact the Canadian Blood Services?

Donor card You can call us toll free at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) and a customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

How rare is AB+ Canada?

Both the A and B antigens. You have type AB blood. Your plasma does not have antibodies against type A or type B blood. About 3 out of 100 people in Canada have type AB blood, with less than 1 person having AB-negative (AB-) blood and about 3 having AB-positive (AB+) blood.

How do I stop Canadian Blood Services from calling me?

Plan to spend about an hour at the donor centre. How to cancel an appointment? You can cancel an appointment by logging into the donor portal. Log in and then select the option “cancel” from the Appointments page or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

How much money do you get for donating blood in Canada?

The pay-for-plasma model used by Canadian Plasma Resources has created controversy. Health Canada, which regulates blood donations in Canada, allows donors to contribute plasma twice a week. Canadian Plasma Resources pays $30 for the first donation, and as much as $60 for a second donation within the next seven days.

Can I give blood if I don’t know my blood type?

In the US, individuals must meet certain age, weight, and health eligibility criteria in order to make a blood donation. You can still donate blood even if you don’t know your blood type.

How long does it take to recover from blood donation?

Your body will replace the blood volume (plasma) within 48 hours. It will take four to eight weeks for your body to completely replace the red blood cells you donated.

Is Canadian blood Services a government agency?

Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization that operates independently from government. Created through a memorandum of understanding between the federal, provincial and territorial governments, we opened our doors in 1998.

Is there an age limit for donating blood in Canada?

The minimum age to donate is 17. There is no upper age limit for donating in Canada. If you are between 17 and 23 years old, and never donated before, you must meet our height and weight requirements outlined in the table below.

Does Canadian Blood Services sell blood?

Canadian Blood Services does not and will not pay donors for blood, plasma or any other kind of donation. Many headlines lately have stated Canadian Blood Services has not ruled out paying donors. These headlines are remarkably misleading.

Is Canadian Blood Services Non Profit?

Canadian Blood Services was incorporated in 1998 under the Canada Corporations Act. In 2014, articles of continuance were filed to transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. We function as an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates at arm’s length from government.

What is it like to volunteer at Canadian Blood Services?

At Canadian Blood Services, as a volunteer it mainly involved engaging with donors, ensuring the food requirements are met and serving donors refreshments.

Where is the Canadian Blood Services Clinic in Saanich?

The clinic is located on Saanich Rd between Hwy 1 (Douglas Street) and Hwy 17 (Blanshard Street), attached to the Bank of Montreal on Oak Street. Take E.C. Row expressway to Central Avenue, go north on Central to Grand Marais. Turn east – Canadian Blood Services is in the white building just around the bend.

How do I get to Canadian Blood Services Grand Marais?

Take E.C. Row expressway to Central Avenue, go north on Central to Grand Marais. Turn east – Canadian Blood Services is in the white building just around the bend. On the day of your donation, make sure you are hydrated, feeling well, and had a good night’s sleep.

Why do I need to make an appointment to donate blood?

The need for blood is constant. Donors are needed every day. Over 21,000 appointments across Canada to fill this month. Appointments are required to ensure physical distancing. Safety is our highest priority. Enhanced wellness measures are in effect throughout all of our donor centres.