Across Canada, thousands more donors are needed to fill every open donation appointment now through the end of summer. You can help strengthen Canada’s Lifeline.

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You can make all the difference for patients like Amélie.

Help us shine a light on the need for 100,000 new blood and plasma donors

Donors helped toddler back from the brink

“The doctors could have done everything right, but without blood donors, Amélie would have died.”

Read Amélie's story ➜

National Blood Donor Week (June 11- 17) 

This National Blood Donor Week (June 11-17) and on World Blood Donor Day (June 14), we thank and celebrate the community of donors who regularly give a part of themselves to make life better for others. You don’t just make a difference, You make all the difference. 

Every 60 seconds someone in Canada needs blood or plasma 

Canadian Blood Services needs more than 100,000 new donors every year to join Canada’s Lifeline. 

The impact of the pandemic has made the need to acquire new donors even more important to ensuring patients’ needs will continue to be met.


If you’re already a donor, or you aren’t able to donate, you can still make a difference by encouraging others to book an appointment

We’re asking Canadians to share this message with their family, their friends and through their social networks. We’re shining a light on the need for new donors near you!

 Snap a pic and share it using #Shinealight and #NBDW. Tag us at @CanadasLifeline.


The Weather Network Live on Location at Brampton Donor Centre! Learn More 


Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Fredericton

June 11 to June 17

June 11 - 17

Hub Mall, University of Alberta


The High Level Bridge

June 14





More activity featuring @CanadasLifeline

Calgary tower

June 11

June 11 to June 14

Burlington Brant Street Pier

June 11

Halifax City Hall

June 11 and June 14

Charlottetown City Hall

June 11 to June 17

Vaughan City Hall

June 11 to June 17

St. John's City Hall

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Victoria

June 14

June 12 to June 16

London City Hall

June 14

Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto

June 14

Niagara Falls

June 14

CN Tower

June 7 to June 13

Harbour Centre, Vancouver

June 7 to June 13

Dundas & Bay, Toronto

June 14

Canada Place Sails of Light, Vancouver

June 14

Peace Flame, Port Coquitlam

June 14

Hamilton City Hall

June 14

Red Deer City Hall

June 14

BC Place, Vancouver

June 14

Mississauga Clock Tower

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Find one of the 62 other landmarks all across Canada...

Iconic landmarks near you are lighting up red to help Shine a Light across the country.
Visit, snap a pic and share it on social media using #NDBW and @CanadasLifeline.

Canada Place, a striking landmark on the Vancouver skyline, lighting in red. Mundy Group, 2022.

The iconic Niagara Falls dazzling in red. Mundy Group, 2022.