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, July 31, 2018
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

This week, we chat with Canadian Blood Services’ adjunct scientist, Dr. Elisabeth Maurer, about her work to understand blood platelets for transfusion, the technology she has developed to help determine “what’s in the bag”, and what inspires her to keep researching these small but dynamic cell...


Monday, July 23, 2018
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

At the 35 th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT), members of our network gathered to share their knowledge and exciting new educational resources.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Once Local Day wrapped up, the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) got into full swing. What followed was four days of the latest in transfusion medicine and science, delivered in a jam-packed schedule of concurrent sessions. ISBT 2018 addressed topics across the...


Thursday, July 05, 2018
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Held in Toronto, the 35 th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) kicked off with a “Local Day” on Saturday June 2 nd . Organized by the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine , and chaired by Dr. Katerina Pavenski, Local Day focused on Canadian advances in transfusion...


Thursday, June 28, 2018
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Earlier this month, the international community of transfusion medicine and science professionals converged on Toronto, Ontario, for the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) . Held every other year at different locations around the globe, the ISBT congress is one...


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

For this “Meet the researcher” post, we met with Dr. Heyu Ni, a scientist at Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation who is an expert in platelet immunology and clotting.

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