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Our online registration form makes it quick and easy to sign-up - it only takes a couple of minutes. Please be assured that all of your information will be kept private and confidential.
Following registration, you will receive periodic emails from Canadian Blood services. By signing up to learn more you will get information about how the donation process works, how blood is used, read first-hand accounts of patients whose lives have been saved by blood donations, and find out where to donate.
You do not have to donate blood now. Registering for these emails simply allows you to receive more information and become inspired to make your first blood donation.
This particular program is an online program that requires a valid e-mail address. If you do not have a valid e-mail address and are interested in saving or improving the lives of Canadians, we encourage you to call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to find out more about blood donation and/or to book an appointment to donate.
Canadian Blood Services keeps all of your personal information private and confidential; we will only use it for our future communications with you.
By registering your name, you are simply indicating that you would like to receive more information about blood donation. However, any communications you receive from Canadian Blood Services will include an option to be removed from receiving any future communications.
Anyone living in Canada, excluding Quebec, who has not donated blood before in Canada and wants to learn more about blood donation can sign-up to get more information. Canadian Blood Services manages the blood system in all of Canada except Quebec where the blood system is operated by Héma-Québec. Quebec residents should contact Héma-Québec about blood donation.
This program is offered in English and French. To read about it in French, click here.
Yes, you can still sign up. If you are not 17 years of age yet, you will receive an introductory email and we will send more information as you get closer to your birthday. If you are over 71 years of age and have never donated before, you can still receive the information but you will be unable to donate.
We encourage all Canadians who have not donated before, but are interested in learning more about blood donation to sign-up to receive these emails. If you would like to speak to someone about your eligibility, please call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) and speak to a member of our medical staff. We also have some eligibility information on our website.
We encourage people to share the website link, www.blood.ca/learnmore" class="link">www.blood.ca/learnmore, with friends and family. However, because registration requires personal information, individuals should register only themselves.