About Canadian Blood Services

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). We also lead an integrated, interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation for all of Canada.

Canadian Blood Services was founded in 1998, based on recommendations from the Krever Report on the tainted blood scandal. We 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.

We 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. We 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. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape.

Magazine Mission Statement

Pulse is published twice per year by Canadian Blood Services for blood donors, OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network  registrants, volunteers, partners and the general public. The magazine is one of Canadian Blood Services’ primary vehicles for providing updates, accomplishments and information about all aspects of the blood system.