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Dr. Kendra Hodgkinson

Kendra Hodgkinson is a scientific writer at Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation. Kendra first became interested in science communication and outreach during her PhD in cancer research, when she was an active volunteer with Let’s Talk Science and with Science Travels. Leading fun, hands-on science activities in schools sparked a passion for sharing the excitement of science with everyday Canadians. In her current role, she helps scientists at Canadian Blood Services share their research findings in peer-reviewed journals and in more accessible publications such as Centre for Innovation ResearchUnits and the RED blog.

Nancy Heddle – integrating expertise to make transfusion safer


Wednesday, November 23, 2016
How long is too long? New study reveals truth about age of red blood cells

Expanding our cord blood for research program


Thursday, November 17, 2016
Throughout pregnancy, the umbilical cord nourishes the unborn baby with blood rich in nutrients and oxygen. The blood that remains in the cord and placenta after birth is full of stem cells. These cells are like the blood-forming stem cells that can be collected from the bone marrow or circulating blood of adults. Transplantation with blood-forming stem cells can help save the lives of people with blood cancers or diseases like aplastic anemia. For these transplants to be successful, the donor must be very carefully matched with the recipient. Even with a registry of diverse donors like

Supporting vital research through our Centre for Innovation


Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Did you know that Canadian Blood Services directly funds innovative research?