Organs and Tissues

Announcing the winners of the Research 180 Video Competition


Thursday, January 26, 2023
Announcing the winning entries from the Canadian Blood Services Research 180 Video Competition showcasing “Impact in motion”!

Top 5 blog posts of 2022


Thursday, December 29, 2022
As 2023 approaches, join us in taking a look at the five most popular Research, Education and Discovery blog posts from 2022.

BloodTechNet’s support of educational rotation helps lab adopt new technology


Tuesday, December 06, 2022
With funding from BloodTechNet, the National Human Leukocyte Antigen Advisory Committee (NHLAAC) Rotation Program – Travel Bursary supports educational laboratory rotations for histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratory (HLA lab) technologists and directors in-training. Read about the learnings Arpit Sharma gained during his laboratory rotation in July 2022.

Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board seeks new Volunteer Researcher Member


Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board evaluates research applications and acts as a resource to support Canadian Blood Services in maintaining ethical integrity in its research activities. The REB is currently seeking a new Volunteer Researcher Member to contribute to this multidisciplinary board.

Help guide research at Canadian Blood Services: Research Ethics Board seeks new member


Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board evaluates research applications and acts as a resource to support Canadian Blood Services in maintaining ethical integrity in its research activities. The REB is currently seeking a new Volunteer Ethics Member to contribute to this multidisciplinary board.

Better support for families of organ donors – 20 suggestions for improvement


Tuesday, August 23, 2022
The experiences of family members of deceased organ donors and suggestions to improve the organ donation process: a qualitative study was published August 8, 2022 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The SHARE study is a qualitative investigation of the experiences and perspectives of family surrogates of ICU patients who underwent organ donation decisions. New research in the CMAJ provides 20 suggestions from family members on how to improve support for grieving loved ones

BloodTechNet supports educational laboratory rotation for transplant and transfusion ‘matchmakers’


Friday, May 27, 2022
Each year, Canadian Blood Services’ BloodTechNet award program supports innovative educational projects within the transfusion, cellular therapy, and transplantation communities. One funded project supports histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratory (HLA lab) directors in-training to expand their learnings through educational lab rotations. Read about the experience of the first participant and the crucial role of HLA lab directors as matchmakers for patients with donated organs, tissues, stem cells and platelets.

Nominations open for the Lifetime Achievement Award 2022


Monday, April 25, 2022
Consider submitting a nomination for this prestigious award that recognizes 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. You have until May 16, 2022 to get your nominations in!

Top 5 blog posts of 2021


Friday, December 31, 2021
As we begin a new year, look back with us at the top five blogs of 2021. Unsurprisingly, pandemic-related information gained the most attention.

Our professional education website has a new look!


Tuesday, November 30, 2021
We’re excited to launch a brand-new look for our professional education website, Canadian Blood Services’ resource hub for health-care professionals.