Through discovery, development, and applied research, Canadian Blood Services drives world-class innovation in blood transfusion, cellular therapy, and transplantation — bringing clarity and insight to an increasingly complex health care future. Our dedicated research team and extended network of partners engage in exploratory and applied research to create new knowledge, inform and enhance best practices, contribute to the development of new services and technologies, and build capacity through training and collaboration. Subscribe to our Research and Education Round Up Newsletter.
Every project tells a story. Our Research, Education, and Discovery Blog is a showcase for our work as well as the basic science behind what we do. Here we invite readers to explore the worlds of transfusion and transplantation science and learn more about how our research leads to improved everyday practices and ultimately – and most importantly – better outcomes for patients.
Our investigators engage in exploratory and applied research that informs best practice and contributes to the development of new technologies. Discover our research impact through our research highlights below and read our research stories on RED, our research, education, and discovery blog. Read an overview of research findings and impacts from the Centre for Innovation in our annual progress report.
An important role of Canadian Blood Services is to build long-term capacity in the fields of transfusion and transplantation science and medicine to ultimately benefit patients. To do this, Canadian Blood Services contributes to the development of educational tools, knowledge dissemination tools, and best and leading practices. Visit our professional education website to access these resources.
Canadian Blood Services plays a key role in facilitating a national and international research network. Instrumental to those research efforts is our team of staff scientists and medical experts. Complementing this core group are Canadian Blood Services adjunct scientists and other collaborators who receive funding from our various research and training programs.