Blood Establishment Licensing Application Form and Instructions - (FRM-0354)

Blood Establishment Licence

The Blood Establishment Licensing (BEL) Application Form and Instructions are used by establishments in Canada that conduct activities requiring a licence under the Blood Regulations.

Who is required to hold a BEL?

A person who wishes to perform any of the following activities requires a BEL:

  • processing allogeneic blood, except as part of a pre-assessed donor program;
    • Note: Under the Blood Regulations, "processing" is defined as any of the following activities: donor suitability assessment; collection; testing; or blood component preparation.
  • importing blood; and/or
  • testing blood from a pre-assessed donor.

How to submit

To apply for a licence, you must fill in an electronic copy of this form and submit it by email to with "Blood Establishment Licence (BEL)" as the subject line.

Any questions about the Blood Establishment Licences can also be sent to

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