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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Monday, March 05, 2018
Jenny Ryan

On April 24-25, 2018 the International Consensus Conference on Patient Blood Management (ICC-PBM2018) took place in Frankfurt, Germany.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

For this instalment of “Meet the researcher”, we met with Dr. Donald Branch , a scientist at Canadian Blood Services who studies infectious diseases and immunology. How long have you been with Canadian Blood Services? I started with the Canadian Red Cross at the Edmonton Blood Centre in December...


Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

Knowledge dissemination is a vital step needed for research to be translated into new applications and improved processes. Through our Centre for Innovation, Canadian Blood Services conducts and supports research related to transfusion medicine and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. KnowledgeInfusion webinars disseminate our research findings to Canadian Blood Services staff, helping them learn about exciting new discoveries and understand how they can be applied to address the organization’s challenges. The presentations are also recorded and shared on our Professional Education website to reach a broader audience.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Jenny Ryan

Since 2011, many excellent projects have come to life through Canadian Blood Services' BloodTechNet program, which also receives support from Grifols. A new resource, titled Blood & Clots, and one of its creators, are the focus of today's post. Through the BloodTechNet competition , Canadian Blood...


Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

This week, we catch up with Dr. Sandra Ramirez-Arcos , Canadian Blood Services’ development scientist and head of the microbiology laboratory in Ottawa. How long have you been with Canadian Blood Services? I started working at Canadian Blood Services on November 10, 2003, so it will be 15 years in...


Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Ross FitzGerald

Researchers are invited to apply for funding under the MSM Research Grant Program

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