A treatment now used to fight two diseases might have the potential to help patients with other conditions, too, according to new research funded by Canadian Blood Services.
Canadian Blood Services recently updated the equipment it uses to produce components (red blood cells, plasma and platelets) from whole blood donations. In May 2019, the mammoth task of implementing the new equipment at manufacturing sites across the country was completed. But how did the organization choose which equipment to implement in the first place? Let’s look back at some early research work that helped the organization gather the evidence it needed to support this change.
The Centre for Innovation’s annual progress report details the achievements made over the past year by Canadian Blood Services’ network of scientists, medical experts, research partners, and collaborators.
By ensuring that innovation respects the rights of research participants, the Research Ethics Board helps Canadian Blood Services advance high quality health research to improve the lives of Canadians.
The 2017 Canadian Eye and Tissue Banking Statistics report is the first to include five consecutive years of data, allowing for new insight into provincial and national trends.