million units
provided for
patient care

Patients who depend on immune globulin and other plasma protein products (PPPs) receive them from the national formulary managed by Canadian Blood Services. We bulk-purchase products on behalf of the provincial and territorial health systems and distribute them to more than 460 hospitals and health-care centres across Canada. We also monitor medical and scientific advances, as well as industry trends, so we can make informed recommendations to health ministries on the optimal product mix for the formulary. In 2018–2019, we distributed more than 368 million units of PPPs for the treatment and care of Canadian patients.