August 2016


Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Jenny Ryan

A new and improved site to learn, share and advance in the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine After much hard work, collaboration and consultation, we're pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved online educational platform for health-care professionals. Canadian Blood...


Monday, August 29, 2016
Jenny Ryan

Two hundred and fifty donations facilitated through the Highly Sensitized Patient program We are pleased to share the news of an exciting milestone for the Highly Sensitized Patient program . As of Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, there have been 250 transplants since going live in October 2013! The Highly...


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

The images in this "through the microscope" are from recent work done to determine the best conditions to successfully perform the monocyte monolayer assay—a laboratory-based test that predicts the severity of adverse reactions to blood products. " Mastering the monocyte monolayer assay " is a new...


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Amanda Maxwell

In the e_rly d_ys of tr_nsfusi_n medicine, d_ct_rs g_ve p_tients _ll s_rts _f different fluids, including _l__d _r milk fr_m _nim_ls. Success v_ried, _nd the results were _ften dis_str_us—even when they used hum_n _l__d.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

This post is based on a ResearchUnit originally gathered in April 2016. ResearchUnits summarize recent scientific publications. They are produced and distributed by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation. There are public health concerns around the use of DEHP in blood bags, particularly for...


Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Jenny Ryan

For this instalment of "meet the researcher" we caught up with Dr. William Sheffield a senior scientist with Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation. How long have you been with Canadian Blood Services? I’ve been with Canadian Blood Services since before it existed! I joined our predecessor...