Stem Cells

Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program helping team establish national best practices for out-of-hospital transfusions

Tuesday, April 09, 2024
In this blog, Dr. Brodie Nolan describes how Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program (BEAP) is supporting the development of national best practices and a new registry for lifesaving transfusions that occur outside of hospitals.

Pushing the boundaries of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Insights from cutting-edge pre-clinical research

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation therapy is used in the treatment of various blood disorders including leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia. A recent review article published by Dr. Hari Maganti’s lab explores current advancements in pre-clinical research on the biology and mechanism of HSC homing and engraftment following transplantation.

New program to deliver advanced training for medical technologists

Tuesday, March 05, 2024
The Specialization in Transfusion Science (STS) program is a new training program in development at the University of Alberta. Once launched, it will be the only program in Canada where medical laboratory technologists can develop advanced competencies in transfusion and earn credentials.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2024 Criteria

Friday, February 16, 2024
Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Awards are individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion and transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad.

Canadian Blood Services announces new Dana Devine Award

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Read about the new Canadian Blood Services Dana Devine Award program. This blog post, written by the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) includes reflections from individuals who worked with Dr. Devine.

Introducing our Research Ethics Board Chair!

Tuesday, January 09, 2024
or this blog, we invited Heather Sampson, the Chair of Canadian Blood Services’ Research Ethics Board, to reflect on her experience with research ethics and what she looks forward to in this role.

Top 5 R.E.D. Blog posts of 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023
Taking a look back at a few of your favourite articles of 2023 from the Research, Education, and Discovery Blog.

Summer internship focuses on strategies to increase diversity in the stem cell registry

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Awa Diagne, a research assistant at Canadian Blood Services, describes her experience working on the Piloting and evaluating a community-led strategy for diversifying the stem cell registry project over summer 2023.

Canadian Blood Services social scientists attend ISBT 2023

Thursday, September 07, 2023
In this blog, Canadian Blood Services scientists Dr. Jennie Haw and Dr. Kelly Holloway reflect on their experiences presenting at the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) annual conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read on to learn more about their social science research at this international event!

Connect with Canadian Blood Services’ research and education network at our national transfusion conference!

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Preparing to attend CSTM 2023? Learn about Canadian Blood Services staff and researchers’ contributions to the scientific program and other opportunities to engage with our research and education transfusion network at the Canadian Blood Services booth!