ABCs of eligibility Canadian Blood Services

Some people are deferred from donating blood or plasma because of where they lived or places they visited. For instance, donors who have travelled to locations outside of Canada, the continental U.S. and Europe have a waiting period of 21 days after their return home before donating blood or plasma.…

Donating blood Canadian Blood Services

Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing diseases and disorders. As a blood donor you form a vital link in Canada's lifeline, helping many Canadians wake up healthy each day.…

Blood Donation Process Explained Red Cross Blood Services

After donating blood, you’ll have a snack and something to drink in the refreshment area. You’ll leave after 10-15 minutes and continue your normal routine. Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment knowing you are helping to save lives. Take a selfie, or simply share your good deed with friends. It may inspire them to become blood donors.…

Join Canada’s Lifeline - MyAccount

When you donate blood, you´re using the power to Give Life. It’s that simple. Your donation can treat cancer patients, bring a car crash victim through surgery, even help a transplant patient’s new heart beat for the first time. - - MyAccount, Canadian Blood Services…

Rules for Donating Blood With Tattoos and Piercings

If you happened to contract a disease from a tattoo or piercing, it should show up in a blood screening after 12 months; that's the reason for the waiting period. What to Expect at the Screening When you go to a blood bank, a staff member will ask you a series of questions to determine if you're eligible to donate.…