On Dec. 2, 2014, the Internet lit up with support for the GivingTuesday movement. It’s a day set aside, after the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and nonprofit organizations. Throughout the day, people were encouraged to make a financial donation, volunteer their time, help a neighbour or spread the word.

As a charity, Canadian Blood Services was one of 3,000 partners across Canada that participated in GivingTuesday in 2014. Thanks to the support of high-profile ambassadors and popular bloggers, a matching donation of $20,000 from TeraMach Technologies (Ottawa) and an additional $14,000 in donations, Canadian Blood Services raised over $34,000 for the Campaign For All Canadians. All funds will help build Canada’s national public cord blood bank and build upon the important milestones we’ve reached so far.

While the Campaign For All Canadians is the first major fundraising campaign for Canadian Blood Services, ongoing fundraising initiatives also support a wide range of programs and services geared to increase the number of blood donors and stem cell registrants and help improve patient outcomes.


  • Develop educational programs for young people to learn about and eventually contribute to Canada’s blood supply.
  • Recruit new donors and registrants to our OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network.
  • Perform innovative research in our Centre for Innovation.
  • Build Canada’s national public cord blood bank.


Beyond making a financial tax deductible donation to Canadian Blood Services, you can be an ambassador of the blood system by encouraging others to give financially. From pancake breakfasts, concerts and galas to garage sales and bake sales, there are many ways you can get your friends, family or organization involved. There is no limit to the types of creative events that can educate and inspire others and raise funds for new programs and services for Canadian patients.

For more information to help you host your own event, including do-it-yourself tips, and for a listing of events you could attend, visit our community events page at

By making a financial donation and getting your community involved you are supporting Canadian patients, giving hope to their families and helping save lives.