November 2016


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Jenny Ryan

A two-day meeting will be held in January 2017 with national and international stakeholders to identify research priorities for closing knowledge gaps that impact donor eligibility for men who have sex with men.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

How long is too long? New study reveals truth about age of red blood cells


Thursday, November 17, 2016
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

Throughout pregnancy, the umbilical cord nourishes the unborn baby with blood rich in nutrients and oxygen. The blood that remains in the cord and placenta after birth is full of stem cells. These cells are like the blood-forming stem cells that can be collected from the bone marrow or circulating...


Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Marco Ouji

Documentary brings to the screen the lasting impact and major importance of organ donation across the country.


Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Maeghan Toews

The James Kreppner Award program supports legal research relevant to Canadian Blood Services. Research priorities for the James Kreppner Award include the legal and regulatory aspects of (a) donation, collection, storage, and use of blood, blood products, and hematopoietic stem cells; and (b) organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The 2016 James Kreppner Award will support one project with up to $50,000 for a period of one year. This year’s competition closes Nov. 30 2016.


Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Dr. Sophie Chargé

Canadian Blood Services implemented leukoreduction for the production of its red blood cells and platelet components in the late 1990s.

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