Canadian Blood Services

Excellence in transfusion medicine

Support the Elianna Saidenberg Transfusion Medicine Traineeship Award (ESTMTA)

eCard - BloodDrop-Thumbnail

One in two Canadians will require blood at some time in their lives.

Every year, the work of transfusion specialists touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients in Canada who rely on lifesaving and life-changing transfusions. Your support will help to ensure that the number of medical transfusion specialists in Canada will continue to grow in order to help every patient, match every need and serve every Canadian.

The Elianna Saidenberg Transfusion Medicine Traineeship Award makes it possible for a select number of Canada’s emerging medical leaders to access specialty transfusion medicine training. 

Your support will establish a sustainable funding source to educate tomorrow’s leaders in transfusion medicine and to help patients with chronic lifelong diseases, a cancer diagnosis or other emergencies which cause a sudden and urgent need for blood and blood specialists.

To learn more, contact Irma Deacon at or 437-488-9549. 

Donate Online Today button

Other ways to support lifesaving research

Gifts by cheque

Please make cheques payable to Canadian Blood Services. To ensure your gift is directed to the Elianna Saidenberg Transfusion Medicine Traineeship Awards, please specify ESTMTA on your cheque. 

Mailed donations should be addressed to: 

Canadian Blood Services
Philanthropy Department
1800 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON  K1G 4J5

Gifts of securities

A donation of securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don't apply, you can give more and get more. To make a gift of securities, please complete the Gift of Securities form.

Please contact us if you prefer to donate by phone or if you have any questions. 
We're here to help!

Phone: 613-739-2339

Charitable registration number 870 157 641 RR0001

Want to learn more about the impact of financial gifts made in support of Canadian Blood Services?

Visit or read our most recent annual report to financial donors to see how generous supporters like you helped spark connections and foster change that otherwise may not have occurred.