A study conducted last year by Canadian Blood Services’ social scientist, Dr. Kelly Holloway, shows challenges and opportunities for on-campus student advocates as they engage with their peers to encourage blood and plasma donation, all while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Innovative research undertaken by Dr. Na Li and the team at the McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research is harnessing electronic health data to improve demand forecasting and inventory management of red blood cells.
Development work by Canadian Blood Services’ product and process development group lays the groundwork for greater operational flexibility for blood operators looking to introduce whole blood for transfusion.
Imagine a cut on your hand gets infected. It gets hot, swollen, painful – but it means your immune system is fighting off that infection. Now imagine that happening throughout your entire body because the infection spread everywhere through your bloodstream. This is sepsis – a life-threatening blood infection. Read on to learn what we know and don’t know about sepsis, the link to COVID-19, and why we’re entering a new era of heightened interest in sepsis research.