Research. Education. Discovery.

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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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.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Jenny Ryan

On June 5, Canadian Blood Services was honoured to accept the Canadian Operational Research Society's Omandt Solandt Award at a reception in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Michelle Rogerson, Director, Supply Chain (Atlantic), Canadian Blood Services, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. About...


Thursday, June 07, 2018
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

For this instalment of “Meet the researcher”, we met with Dr. Jason Acker , a senior research scientist at Canadian Blood Services who specializes in the manufacturing and storage of blood components. “What gets me up in the morning is the knowledge that through the work of my team and my...


Monday, May 28, 2018
Jenny Ryan

On the surface of our red blood cells are proteins called antigens. There are more than 600 known antigens — and some combinations of antigens are far less common than others.

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