The Economic Club of Canada is throwing their support behind the Canadian Blood Services and its latest campaign called “For All Canadians’. Canadian Blood Services oversees One Match, the Canadian national stem cell and marrow registry. This service facilitates matches between patients with blood diseases, such as leukemia and lymphoma, requiring stem cell therapies and their potential donors.
Through a fundraising campaign called “For All Canadians,” Canadian Blood Services is in the process of establishing a national public umbilical cord blood bank. Canadian Blood Services are seeking to raise $12.5 million in community support by 2014 to get this stem cell bank up and running, which will then be supported and maintained through funding from the provincial and territorial governments.