/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Honouring our Lifeblood/



    Canadian Blood Services celebrates a decade of saving lives

    OTTAWA, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - It will be a historic night when Retired
Justice Horace Krever and journalist André Picard help Canadian Blood Services
celebrate its 10th anniversary and recognize more than 30 individuals and
organizations who represent the hundreds of thousands of blood and stem cell
donors, volunteers, community groups, sponsors and partners from across
Canada.
    The Honouring our Lifeblood event will be held at the Canada Museum of
Science and Technology on Monday, Sept. 15. It will mark a major milestone for
Canadian Blood Services, as it celebrates a decade of saving lives since it
was created in 1998 following recommendations from the Krever Commission of
Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada.
    The 2008 honourees are community role models who have helped to lead the
transformation of Canada's blood system over the past 10 years and will
continue to lead by passing their selfless spirit on to their children, their
colleagues and their students.

    
    What:    Honouring Our Lifeblood - celebrating Canadians who improve and
             save lives through their support of the blood system
    Who:   - Keynote speaker: André Picard, award-winning author and health
             columnist with The Globe and Mail who chronicled the tainted-
             blood crisis
           - Retired Justice Horace Krever, recipient of the 2008 Canadian
             Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award
           - Dr. Graham Sher, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Blood
             Services
           - Master of Ceremonies: CPAC host Catherine Clark
           - More than 30 individuals and organizations who have made
             outstanding contributions to Canada's blood system
    Where:   Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St Laurent Blvd.,
             Ottawa
    When:    Monday, September 15, 2008
    Time:    Reception: 6 p.m.
             Ceremony: 6:30 p.m.
    

    About Canadian Blood Services

    Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable
organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all
provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also
oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, and provides national
leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Canadian Blood
Services operates 40 permanent collection sites and more than 19,000 donor
clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide
operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government,
through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system. For
more information, please visit our Web site at www.blood.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Michael Bourguignon, Canadian Blood Services,
(613) 739-2122

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