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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Jenny Ryan

The International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG) recently convened a panel to provide guidance for fetal neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). Findings from a systematic review have been recently published in the journal Blood.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Jenny Ryan

500 transplants made possible thanks to the selflessness of living organ donors and kidney paired exchange

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Amanda Maxwell

Innovation150 series on the RED blog: As Canada celebrates 150 years we look back on Canadian innovations in transfusion medicine over the years. A series of posts over the next few weeks feature remarkable Canadian progress in transfusion medicine past, present and future. #Innovation150.

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Dr. Sophie Chargé

Previous posts in our "The things we do for safety" series Battling bacteria - part I Leukoreduction In a previous post , we wrote about the donor screening criteria, the arm scrub and the diversion pouch. These are important steps in our blood collection process to limit the introduction of...

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Jennifer Ciavaglia

Dr. Danielle Martin, author of Better Now: Six Big Ideas for Improving Health Care for All Canadians spoke at Canadian Blood Services' board retreat in April 2017.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Jenny Ryan

Since 2007, Canadian Blood Services and the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network (ORBCoN) co-chair the planning and execution of an annual transfusion medicine symposium in partnership with a community hospital. The involvement of the community hospital is key in identifying topics of...

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