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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Catherine Lewis

Drinking the blood of the young, and thereby somehow capturing their youth, is a common literary trope. The ghoulish notion speaks to our cultural fascination with youth, but also to our dread of aging. There’s no evidence-based therapy using the blood of young people to counteract or prevent the...


Thursday, November 07, 2019
Catherine Lewis

Last month, Dr. Donald Branch, a scientist at Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation and professor at the University of Toronto, received a prestigious international award honouring his more than 40 years of major contributions to transfusion medicine and hematology.


Thursday, October 24, 2019
Jenny Ryan

The 2019 Canadian Transplant Summit took place Oct. 15-19 in iconic Banff, Alta. This annual event is a unique opportunity to bring together medical professionals, scientists, patients and stakeholders of all interests in organ donation and transplantation from across Canada.


Thursday, October 10, 2019
Anusha Sajja

In today’s post we recognize the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Day. Canadian Blood Services research trainee Anusha Sajja describes the importance of mental health for graduate students and other trainee scientists, and gives her top tips to help avoid work-related stress.


Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Jenny Ryan

This year marks the fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium at the Critical Care Canada Forum in Toronto. This two-day symposium held Nov. 11–12, 2019 promotes scientific research in organ donation and transplantation and its application to critical care practice.


Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Stories underlie all research experiences, but these stories are rarely told. The Centre for Innovation is excited to launch its second annual Lay Science Writing Competition and give our research trainees the chance to tell those stories!