Transplantation

International collaboration on the cusp of delivering a new, more precise way to type blood


Wednesday, September 29, 2021
A powerful collaboration between blood services, research institutions and industry leaders promises to advance blood transfusion therapy to new levels of precision and safety.

2020 Surveillance Report shows blood supply remained above target in first year of pandemic


Thursday, September 16, 2021
Canadian Blood Services recently published its annual Surveillance Report, a summary of monitoring efforts related to transmissible infection testing in donors; possible transfusion-transmitted infections in recipients; and new, emerging pathogens. Surveillance also includes monitoring of donor safety.

Building resiliency in health care


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Organ donation coordinators endure high rates of burnout. Canadian Blood Services and CHEO aim to change that.

The Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award 2021: Nominations now open


Tuesday, April 06, 2021
The Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose landmark contributions are both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad.

New Nova Scotia law makes it easier to be an organ and tissue donor


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
For the 200 Nova Scotians waiting for a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant, new legislation offers hope.

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.

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.

World Brain Death Project: Implications for Canadian practice


Thursday, November 05, 2020
The World Brain Death Project was created to formulate recommendations about the determination of brain death based on extensive reviews of the literature and expert opinion of a large multi-disciplinary, international panel, including representation from intensive care (adult and pediatric), critical care nursing, neurocritical care, neurology and neurosurgery.

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.

Honest and compassionate leadership in a crisis: An interview with Dr. Isra Levy


Thursday, August 20, 2020
Dr. Isra Levy is in charge of medical and scientific support for all aspects of Canadian Blood Services’ work — how does he prepare for this job during a pandemic? To better understand what crisis leadership is, I asked Isra to share the lessons he has learned through his leadership journey.