Research. Education. Discovery. Blog

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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Expert guidance seeks to improve identification of potential organ donors

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Collaboration leads to publication dedicated to supporting the critical care community in donor identification and referral allowing more potential organ donors to save lives, and more donor families to fulfill their loved one’s wishes
Competition winner: Optimizing Cord Blood Donor Recruitment

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Dr. Jennie Haw's prize-winning entry in our Lay Science Writing Competition describes research underway to optimize cord blood donor recruitment for the national, public cord blood bank.
Stories worth sharing: Blood clotting factor or clot buster?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
In the delicate balance between clotting and bleeding, current laboratory research being undertaken by our partners is evolving our knowledge of how anticoagulant drugs work
Winning science research writers announced

Friday, April 05, 2019
The results of our first-ever Lay Science Writing Competition are in, read-on to discover who gets top-prize and what happens next.
50 ways to learn more about Centre for Innovation supported research

Thursday, March 28, 2019
We just published our 50th Research Unit. Read on to discover how you can use this trove of information to learn more about the excellent work conducted at the Canadian Blood Services Centre for Innovation.
Pathogen Inactivation – A Primer

Friday, March 08, 2019
This primer is part I of our new series exploring the future of blood banking. Given that D is also for Development: Canadian Blood Services and the Centre for Innovation have been following the development of pathogen inactivation technologies and how they can be used to improve safety. Read-on to learn more about these technologies and their potential to shift the blood safety paradigm.

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