Blood Donor Clinics


The following is the general policy regarding entitlement of every worker covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act or the Workers' Compensation Act (the Act) who voluntarily donates blood to the Canadian Blood Services including employees of the WSIB

  1. Where the employer provides transportation to a blood donation centre, the worker is to be considered entitled to claim where injury results from such transportation.
  2. Every worker injured on the employer's premises is to be considered entitled to claim under the Act only where the accident resulting in injury occurs outside an area which is being used by the Canadian Blood Services for the purpose of receiving blood donations.


A claim will have merit as "arising out of" when the employer provides transportation to a blood donor clinic and an accident results from the transportation, provided the route taken to and/or from the employer-authorized Blood Donor Centre was the most direct.


There is no entitlement to benefits if the accident occurs in the area used by the blood donor clinic.

Application date

This policy applies to all decisions made on or after June 1, 1989, for all accidents.

Document History

This document replaces 15-03-06 dated October 12, 2004

This document was previously published as:
03-02-04 dated June 1989.


Legislative Authority

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Section 13(1)

Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended
Section 4(1)


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