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Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023

 

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

Canadian Blood Services needs blood, plasma donors after storm disruption

About 1,500 blood and plasma donations did not happen as a result

 

Dave Charlebois made his 200th whole blood donation on Wednesday (Dec. 21), bringing with him his son Marc who made his 40th donation. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It’s part of my routine’: Victoria man makes 200th blood donation

Dave Charlebois celebrated the milestone alongside his son Marc, who made his 40th donation Dec. 21

 

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

‘Supplies are tight’: Canadian Blood Services concerned about current inventory

Campaign launched in June to address its smallest donor base in a decade

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Scott Adams (left) poses for a picture with several players from the Victoria Cougars Junior Hockey Club after donating blood. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Local hockey enthusiast inspires next generation of players to give blood in Saanich

Blood donors helped save Adam Scott after life-changing car accident

Scott Adams (left) poses for a picture with several players from the Victoria Cougars Junior Hockey Club after donating blood. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma — a practice banned in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec — could funnel donors away from voluntary giving. (The Canadian Press)

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

The federal service has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma

Canadian Blood Services has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma — a practice banned in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec — could funnel donors away from voluntary giving. (The Canadian Press)
Beatrice Janyk, 95, donates blood at Canada Blood Services in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it continues to face challenges in collecting blood products.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Blood Services urging people to donate as it faces collection challenges

Supplies dwindle as low as 4 days worth as collections have been steadily decreasing since July 1

Beatrice Janyk, 95, donates blood at Canada Blood Services in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it continues to face challenges in collecting blood products.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
David Mackenzie-Kong is working to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation and awareness of the importance of blood donation in the wake of his mother-in-law’s sudden death from a blood cancer. (Courtesy of David Mackenzie-Kong)

Oak Bay runner raising funds, awareness in memory of mother-in-law

September’s Finlayson Arm endurance race has dual meaning for David Mackenzie-Kong

David Mackenzie-Kong is working to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation and awareness of the importance of blood donation in the wake of his mother-in-law’s sudden death from a blood cancer. (Courtesy of David Mackenzie-Kong)
Canadian Blood Services is putting out the call for new donors, to keep its momentum going. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Blood donors desperately needed in Saanich, West Shore

Hundreds of unfilled appointments available over long weekend, early August

Canadian Blood Services is putting out the call for new donors, to keep its momentum going. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services says it is struggling to replenish a critically low national supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Number of Canadian blood donors plummets to lowest point in a decade during COVID-19

Canadian Blood Services: number of people across Canada who donate regularly has decreased by 31,000

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services says it is struggling to replenish a critically low national supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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

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
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
Canadian Blood Services is asking Greater Victoria residents to make life-saving donations ahead of the Easter long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canadian Blood Services puts out call for donations in Greater Victoria

Anticipated travelling over Easter weekend prompts call; Colwood and Saanich sites open

Canadian Blood Services is asking Greater Victoria residents to make life-saving donations ahead of the Easter long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services is asking people in Nanaimo and across B.C. to donate blood. (Black Press file)

Canada Blood Services makes call for B.C. donors

COVID-19 pandemic has seen steady decline in people rolling up sleeves and donating blood

Canadian Blood Services is asking people in Nanaimo and across B.C. to donate blood. (Black Press file)
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Andrea Proske, who won Olympic rowing gold with Canada’s women’s coxed eight in Tokyo last summer, draws a crowd as she donates blood at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Ann Chabert/ Canadian Blood Services)

Olympic medalist in Central Saanich hopes to inspire life-giving blood donations

Andrea Proske, who won rowing gold in Tokyo last July, recently donated in Sidney

Andrea Proske, who won Olympic rowing gold with Canada’s women’s coxed eight in Tokyo last summer, draws a crowd as she donates blood at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Ann Chabert/ Canadian Blood Services)
There are many blood donation appointments are open at clinics across the country. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh file photo)

Need for blood donors in Greater Victoria remains, despite pandemic

Canadian Blood Services looks to recruit new donors

There are many blood donation appointments are open at clinics across the country. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh file photo)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Immediate need’ for blood donations during holiday season

Canada Blood Services highlights need for O-negative blood donors

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh