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Canadian Blood Services is a national not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the blood supply in all Canadian provinces and territories (except Québec) and oversees the country’s Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor Registry (UBMDR). Created in 1998, Canadian Blood Service is the successor to the Canadian Red Cross Blood Program and the Canadian Blood Agency. A dedicated team of some 4,800 staff and 17,000 volunteers enable Canadian Blood Services to operate 40 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics annually. While Canadian Blood Services is a non-governmental organization, it receives operational funding from the Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health.