Research. Education. Discovery.

Our Research, Education, and Discovery Blog is a showcase for our work as well as the basic science behind what we do. Here we invite readers to explore the worlds of transfusion and transplantation science and learn more about how our research leads to improved everyday practices and ultimately – and most importantly – better outcomes for patients. 

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Investigating the impact of age and diabetic status on blood product characteristics

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
A PhD candidate with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia is conducting a study to research where the differences in blood from donor to donor come from and how that information can be used to support better patient outcomes.
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Interactive lab tour helps undergraduate students learn from Canadian Blood Services senior scientist and team

Students from the Undergraduate Pathology Alliance at Western University posed insightful questions to researchers during an interactive visit to the research laboratory of Dr. Donald Branch, Canadian Blood Services senior scientist in February 2023.
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Nominations open for the Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

Thursday, March 02, 2023
Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Awards are individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion and transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad.
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Treating iron deficiency with oral iron supplements: what is the best dosing frequency?

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Researchers from the University of Toronto QUEST transfusion research program, part of Canadian Blood Services’ supported research network, conducted a study that will inform treatment of iron deficiency, a possible outcome for frequent blood donors.
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Using prediction models to support transfusion practice

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Two new research studies from the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Transfusion Research (MCTR, formerly known as the McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research), part of Canadian Blood Services’ supported research network, examine the potential of predictive models to address complex issues facing health-care providers.
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Announcing the winners of the Research 180 Video Competition

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Announcing the winning entries from the Canadian Blood Services Research 180 Video Competition showcasing “Impact in motion”!

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