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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Friday, December 15, 2017
Jenny Ryan

New data released this week by Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institute for Health Information sheds light on organ donation and transplantation system progress Close to 3000 lifesaving transplants were performed in Canada in 2016 of which 758 donations came from deceased donors, and 545...


Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Drs. Earl W. Davie, Ross T. MacGillivray and Edmond H. Fischer at the 2017 Earl W. Davie Symposium Vancouver. Read all about this years event and find out more about the inspiration behind it.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Jenny Ryan

If you’re already a subscriber to our Research and Education Round Up, thank you! You’re one of almost 700 readers interested in the latest transfusion and transplantation news, publications and events from Canadian Blood Services’ Medical Services and Innovation research and education network. If...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Everad Tilokee

Centre for Innovation funding programs like the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program enable experts in the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine to deepen their understanding of the blood system while making vital steps towards a safer, more effective and responsive system for Canada. This program provides postdoctoral fellows with salary support to conduct their research and a supplementary research allowance which can be used towards purchasing materials, supplies, and other services needed to ensure a successful project.


Thursday, November 09, 2017
Jennifer Ciavaglia

The James Kreppner Award Program supports legal research relevant to Canadian Blood Services. This year’s award competition closes November 30.


Thursday, November 02, 2017
Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

Canadian Blood Services currently has a special need for O-negative donors. And we aren’t alone — many blood operators worldwide have recently increased their efforts to recruit O-negative blood donors. Why are O-negative donors in such high demand? Matched (or group specific) blood is always...

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