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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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Jenny Ryan

Alana Cattapan, assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded the Canadian Blood Services’ James Kreppner Award ($43,275) to study the issues related to the commercialization of blood and tissue in...


Friday, May 04, 2018
Houra Loghmani

This week, we chat with Prof. Ed Pryzdial, a scientist with Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation, and associate director of the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia.


Friday, April 27, 2018
Jenny Ryan

National Medical Laboratory Week 2018 , also known as Lab Week, is one campaign that CSMLS energetically promotes to inspire lab professionals to share their professional lives with the public. This year, Lab Week is from April 22-28.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Jenny Ryan

Today, we’re celebrating the 1000th kidney transplant made possible through the national Highly Sensitized Patient and Kidney Paired Donation programs. Congratulations Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation community! Your collaboration in creating these national programs demonstrates that Canadian patients benefit when we work together.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Jenny Ryan

April 22-28 marks National Organ and Tissue Donation Week in Canada — a week dedicated to raising awareness about the critical needs of patients across the country.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jenny Ryan

The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is coming to town! Seven weeks and counting down until the 35th International Congress of the ISBT takes place in Toronto. This prestigious international meeting of transfusion medicine professionals hasn’t been held here in Canada since 2002....

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