Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit, charitable organization whose sole mission is to manage the blood and blood products supply for Canadians.
To this end, Canadian Blood Services:
* Collects approximately 850,000 units of blood annually and processes it into the components and products that are administered to thousands of patients each year.
* Manages the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network whose mission is to secure, in an expeditious way, donors for Canadian bone marrow transplant patients and for patients abroad.
* Screens every donor and tests each unit of blood or blood product collected for a variety of transmissible diseases.
* Ensures that Canadian transfusion medicine research and development remains at the cutting edge. – less