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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Raising awareness for living organ donation

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This #givingtuesday — November 27, 2018 — organizations across the country are raising awareness about living donation. Did you know that more than 3,000 Canadians are on a waiting list for kidney transplantation? When the kidneys are no longer able to remove waste products from the blood, either...
Centre for Blood Research summer students visit Canadian Blood Services

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Sarah Bowers, Undergraduate Student, Brown Lab, Centre for Blood Research This post was originally published on the Centre for Blood Research blog . It has been republished here with permission with minor edits. What is involved in getting blood that has been donated at a mobile clinic in...
Unleash your inner writer – Enter our first-ever lay science writing competition

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Use plain language to tell the story of your research in blood, plasma, stem cells or organs & tissues.
Critical Care Canada Forum 2018

Tuesday, November 06, 2018
The Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) takes place this week in Toronto. The annual event is attended by hundreds of health professionals working in critical care, primarily physicians. A key event within the Forum is an unopposed plenary on brain death determination, to be held on Wednesday, November 7th.
Highlights from the Transplant Summit 2018

Friday, November 02, 2018
Health professionals, patients, and policy makers gathered in Ottawa to discuss the future of transplantation in Canada at the Canadian Transplant Summit 2018 — October 16-20, 2018. The Canadian Society of Transplantation , Canadian Blood Services , the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research...
Funding research to improve utilization: Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
In 2017, the Centre for Innovation established a new research funding program – the Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program or “BEAP”. The BEAP funds research to improve the efficient and appropriate use of blood and blood products. Quick Facts: BEAP was established in 2017 to support research...

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