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Your body makes new ones every day, but do you really know what a stem cell is? Narcity recently quizzed Canadians on stem cells, and the results showed that not everyone knew what they are or how life-saving they can be.

There are over 1,000 patients in need of donated stem cells right now, and Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry is working hard to increase the chances that they'll find matching donors.

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For Canadians, it can feel like historic moments are happening every day, and here's another one.

A community of Canadians is being allowed to become plasma donors more easily after decades of being turned away.

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Did you know that the average adult has around five litres of blood running through their body at any given time? If you're pregnant, that amount increases.

Laine Greenidge, a Canadian mother of two, lost almost all of that during an emergency that left her needing five blood transfusions after the birth of her son in 2020.

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Each year, hundreds of Canadians, like Revée Agyepong, are in need of a stem cell transplant to save their lives.

Stem cells, specifically blood stem cells, develop into red and white blood cells and platelets — all of which are essential for the body and immune system to function properly.

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Among the qualities that Canadians are known for, generosity and helpfulness are at the top of the list.

Shovelling your neighbour's driveway or giving your pal's car a boost might save them some time, but did you know that an act of kindness could save a life?

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