Fields of Research
Canadian Blood Services has an active and substantial transfusion science research program—an element intrinsic to the safety, security and efficiency of the blood system.
The primary goal of the Research and Development (R&D) Program is to conduct innovative research towards the elimination of threats of insufficient supply and transfusion-borne diseases. Further, Canadian Blood Services is committed to achieving national and international leadership in transfusion science through a national research network.
The Canadian Blood Services R&D Program is not only committed to the highest quality research related to blood transfusion but also to the communication of research endeavors to operational employees.
The following are publications relating to some of the fields of research Canadian Blood Services scientists are involved in:
- The Amazing Red Blood Cell
by Mark D. Scott, Senior Scientist, Canadian Blood Services
- Ca2+-dependent, phospholipid-independent binding of annexin II to annexin V.
Brooks, N.A., Grundy, J. E., Lavigne, N., Derry, M.C., Restall, C.M., Waisman, D.E. and Pryzdial, E.L.G. (2002) Biochemical Journal 367:895-900
- Intracellular Sugars as Novel Cryoprotectants in Red Blood Cell Freezing
Research synopsis by Canadian Blood Services' Scientist, Dr. Jason Acker
- Prevention of Murine Thrombocytopenia by IVIG
A Paper by Canadian Blood Services' Scientist, Dr. Alan Lazarus
- A Novel Immunocytochemical Assay for the Detection of Serotonin in Platelets
A Paper by Canadian Blood Services Associate Scientist, Dr. Elisabeth Maurer
Read some of our other research