Directed blood donation

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Learn what a directed blood donation is and when your child can receive one from you.

Key points

  • A directed blood donation is giving blood for one person.
  • Canadian Blood Services (CBS) only allows parents or legal guardians to give blood to their minor child.
  • Directed blood donation is appropriate in circumstances where only a parent or legal guardian has a blood type that is a match for their child.
  • You will give blood at a CBS blood donor clinic.
Last updated: March 7th 2022