Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). They also lead an integrated, interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation for all of Canada.
They are dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the manufacturing and delivery of safe, relevant, quality products and services to Canadians. Generous donors, volunteers, corporate partners and employees make this possible. They are grateful for their ongoing commitment to helping save or improve the lives of many Canadians.
Canadian Blood Services operates an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model. Their national scope, infrastructure and governance make them unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape.
Canadian Blood Services was founded in 1998, based on recommendations from the Krever Report on the tainted blood scandal. They are regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.