Transplantation

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.

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.

2021-2022 lay writing competition - submit your “science behind the scenes” stories!


Thursday, November 04, 2021
The 2021-2022 Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition launched this week! This year’s theme invites trainees to use plain language to tell their “Science behind the scenes” stories.

Open funding opportunities from Canadian Blood Services


Thursday, October 28, 2021
Several competitive training and funding programs to support graduate fellowships and educational and research projects are open for applications until November 15! Read on to learn more about these opportunities and hear about past recipients.

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.