Canadian Blood Services

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1206 Emerson Ave
Saskatoon SK S7H 1A6



Monday: Closed,
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Community Impact

Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing diseases and disorders. Canadian Blood Services, along with our donors, are a vital link in Canada's lifeline, helping many Canadians wake up healthy each day here in Saskatoon, across the Province, and throughout the Country.

Financial Breakdown

Canadian Blood Services was incorporated in 1998 under the Canada Corporations Act. In 2014, articles of continuance were filed to transition to the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. We function as an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates at arm’s length from government. The provincial and territorial ministers of health provide most of the funding for Canadian Blood Services’ operations and act as the organization’s corporate members.


We are Canada’s biological lifeline. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients, between the profound discoveries of science and the joyful restoration of health.
As such, we are nationally responsible for a secure system of life essentials for transfusion or transplantation that’s reliable, accessible and sustainable.

Programs & Services

Together, with donors, recipients, employees, partners and volunteers, we are Canada’s lifeline. Our role is to provide lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and to safeguard Canada's systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

How You Can Help

Volunteer Time

Donors are needed every day. To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of patients in Canada, we need everyone who is healthy to book and keep their blood donation appointments.


What we urgently need

We will run out of the following in the next few days…
Volunteer Time

The need for blood is gradually increasing as hospitals resume procedures that were put on hold due to COVID-19. In the context of COVID-19, Canadian Blood Services’ ability to adjust and respond to rapid changes has been challenged like never before.

We need everyone who is healthy to book and keep their blood donation appointment for weeks and months ahead. Your donation of blood makes a difference every day.

Appointments can be booked directly through


What we always need

To run our programs each day we always need…
Volunteer Time

100,000 new blood donors are needed every year!

Every minute of every day someone in Canada needs blood.

Canadian Blood Services must consistently meet this need today, tomorrow, and beyond. 

Appointments can be booked directly through


What we Never need

Canadian Blood Services does not and will not pay donors for blood, plasma or any other kind of donation. 


Canadian Blood Services Saskatoon Donor Centre is located at 1206 Emerson Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7H 1A6 (behind A&W on 8th street). Appointments are required in order to donate blood.

Appointments can be booked directly through

Please keep your appointments or let us know about any change of plan.


Appointments can be booked by calling 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)


Donors can contribute to Canadian Blood Services through a variety of ways beyond donating blood. Make a personal gift, launch an online fundraiser, sign up to donate stem cells, plasma, or platelets, or volunteer. Go to to learn more.