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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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Exploring barriers and enablers to more inclusive source plasma donations

Jeudi, mai 16, 2019
As work gets underway, the lead investigators in one of fifteen funded MSM Research projects, discuss the significance of consultation and collaboration to their research, and explain the anticipated impacts and feasibility of introducing alternative donor eligibility screening criteria for source plasma.
University of Alberta’s Timothy Caulfield receives James Kreppner Award

Mardi, mai 14, 2019
The 2018 award named for lawyer and tireless blood activist James Kreppner, will fund much-needed research into legal and regulatory issues around the long-term storage and use of biological samples.
Nominations now open for the 2019 Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award

Lundi, mai 13, 2019
Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award are individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad.
Recordings from the CCCF 2018 Deceased Donation Scientific Symposium now available online

Mercredi, mai 08, 2019
Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program partnered to host the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium that took place at the Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) on November 7 – 8, 2018. The CCCF is a national forum attended by...
Expert guidance seeks to improve identification of potential organ donors

Mardi, avril 23, 2019
Collaboration leads to publication dedicated to supporting the critical care community in donor identification and referral allowing more potential organ donors to save lives, and more donor families to fulfill their loved one’s wishes
Competition winner: Optimizing Cord Blood Donor Recruitment

Jeudi, avril 18, 2019
Dr. Jennie Haw's prize-winning entry in our Lay Science Writing Competition describes research underway to optimize cord blood donor recruitment for the national, public cord blood bank.

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