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Call for applications! Research funding opportunities now open


Friday, January 29, 2021
The Intramural Research Grant Program, one of the Centre for Innovation’s most responsive and impactful research funding programs, and the Kenneth J. Fyke Program, which supports health services and policy research, are both open for applications.

Chief scientist Dr. Dana Devine takes on directorship at Centre for Blood Research


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Dr. Devine will bring roles together to bridge discoveries into better care

Breaking barriers to effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Blood plasma-derived IVIg holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests that combining IVIg with a new drug delivery technique that helps get IVIg into the brain could increase its effectiveness and help make the best use of this precious treatment.

Top 5 blog posts of 2020


Thursday, December 31, 2020
What a year 2020 has been! Take a look back with us by checking out the five most visited R.E.D. blog posts in 2020.

Honouring a Legacy: The 14th Earl W. Davie Symposium


Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Centre for Blood Research’s 2020 Earl W. Davie Symposium marked the first since Dr. Davie’s passing in June. Read on to hear Kristine Ho, the Centre for Blood Research’s communication coordinator, reflect on this year’s symposium.

Adaptability and innovation: read the latest Centre for Innovation annual progress report


Thursday, December 10, 2020
The Centre for Innovation is the heart of Canadian Blood Services’ research and development activities. Its latest annual report, covering the fiscal year 2019-2020, is now available on blood.ca.

Challenges 2020 - Lay Science Writing Competition now open!


Monday, October 26, 2020
The Centre for Innovation is delighted to launch our third annual Lay Science Writing Competition. This year’s theme – Challenges 2020 – provides an outlet for trainees to tell their stories of research, science and communication during this unprecedented and challenging year.

Improving transfusion practice through serology education


Thursday, October 22, 2020
With funding from Canadian Blood Services’ BloodTechNet Award Program, transfusion medicine specialists developed Learnserology.ca, an online curriculum that supports serology education.

Tracking the prevalence of COVID-19 at top speed


Tuesday, October 20, 2020
How Canadian Blood Services quickly stood up a seroprevalence lab able to test thousands of donor blood samples for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies each day

Norman Bethune Symposium 2020


Thursday, October 08, 2020
Postponed in April 2020, the Centre for Blood Research’s annual Norman Bethune Symposium moved to an online format and was held on Sept. 9, 2020. We heard from some Canadian Blood Services research trainees about the symposium and their experiences presenting their work in the “new normal” virtual format, which included a research showcase via Twitter.