June 2016


Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Jenny Ryan

Dr. Sheila O’Brien knows the answer. She is the associate director, epidemiology and surveillance, working at Canadian Blood Services head office in Ottawa. Understanding and minimizing the infectious risks associated with blood transfusion is what she does each and every day.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Veronica Magee

On June 9, The Ottawa Hospital announced an exciting breakthrough treatment for some MS patients. The clinical trial , supported by our autologous stem cell program, was just published in The Lancet and has received world-wide media attention .


Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Amanda Maxwell

It's National Blood Donor Week and we're celebrating blood donors from across the country who make a lifesaving difference to patients in need. Each of us has the right blood type to give life: ABOAB. This acronym refers to four blood groups — A, B, AB, and O. Blood type is one way we are all...


Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Jenny Ryan

Ms. Tong is a Canadian Blood Services' graduate fellowship program award recipient working with Dr. Don Branch in his Centre for Innovation lab in Toronto. She has also been selected to participate in a highly competitive Canadian Institutes for Health Sciences (CIHR) Travel Award Summer Program in...


Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Amanda Maxwell

Mice are small, easy to handle and available as consistently bred individuals with little genetic variation – this makes them ideal for research. Furthermore, they share between 70 per cent and 90 per cent genetic make up, undergo many of the same life events that humans do, possess a similar anatomy (OK – mouse-shaped) and show similar physiology to us. A mouse offers a whole living organism in which to investigate disease, response to treatment, development of cancer and other basic research.

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