Research. Education. Discovery. Blog

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. 

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I’m fascinated by the power of stem cells: Q&A with Dr. Nicolas Pineault

Friday, July 19, 2019
Dr. Nicolas Pineault speaks about his passion for stem cell research, and the exciting new projects he’s currently engaged in.
Highlights from the Canadian transfusion community’s annual conference

Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine’s annual conference took place in Calgary, Alberta in early June. The Centre for Innovation’s Geraldine Walsh was there and shares her highlights.
Cord blood for research – what you need to know

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
July is Cord Blood Awareness Month. Since 2014, Canadian Blood Services, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, has been running a Cord Blood for Research Program to facilitate cord blood research in Canada.
Stories worth sharing: Effectively communicating “Research that matters!”

Thursday, July 04, 2019
Before launching the Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition for research trainees, the Centre for Innovation made sure to have the right team in place. Valuable support from Science Borealis and the Centre for Blood Research helped make our inaugural competition a success.
Organ and tissue donation by those who choose medical assistance in dying: new guidance for professionals

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A new publication in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) aims to help health care teams navigate clinical issues surrounding organ and tissue donation by patients who choose to donate after medical assistance in dying (MAID) or withdrawal of life-sustaining measures. In collaboration with...
International effort leads to better clinical guidelines for a serious illness affecting fetuses and newborns

Thursday, June 20, 2019
A team of experts gathered by the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines has developed new clinical guidelines and accompanying patient and physician resources for Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) – a potentially devastating illness in fetuses and newborns.

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