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Research Funding

Canadian Blood Services has committed $500,000 to research funding, in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health to look at a long-term solution that meets the needs of all affected communities more comprehensively.

See Section 2 (Blood Supply Risk) on the CIHR website by clicking on the following link: Research Funding Information.

Blood Supply Risk. The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health in partnership with Canadian Blood Services (CBS) will fund applications that are determined to be relevant to the research priority areas described below:

  • Donor deferral strategies and the risk of transmission of blood bourne diseases
  • Policy development and social aspects of blood system risk
  • Emerging pathogens in specific populations including sexually active gay men