About the movement


About the Movement

Power to Give Life is a bold new movement aiming to encourage Canadians to share what matters most and asking others to do the same.

When people donate blood, stem cells, cord blood, or become an organ donor, what they are really doing is giving life.

Help grow the movement by sharing your story and inspiring others to use their power to Give Life.

Our Story

Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products, 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.

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.

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.

Our Partners

More than 4,000 Partners make some 200,000 donations every year. We couldn’t do without your support. When your organization partners with Canadian Blood Services you’re doing more than to committing to raise awareness and recruit new donors. You’ll gain a sense of team spirit and real accomplishment.

Learn how to get your organization involved in the Movement to Give Life!