When you donate to Blood for Research, your blood can help Canadian Blood Services and transfusion medicine researchers as well as researchers from any discipline across Canada answer questions like:
- What are the factors that influence bacteria growth in platelet products?
- What role does blood component manufacturing play on red cell damage and changes in the leftover amount of white blood cells?
- Can we improve techniques used to freeze red blood cells?
- How do malaria parasites invade red blood cells?
The answers to questions like these help us overcome challenges, use our donated products more efficiently, save the health system money, and reduce the number of products discarded.