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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A QUEST for answers about albumin use in cardiac care

Friday, January 21, 2022
New findings from University of Toronto’s QUEST research program analyze the impact of albumin on patient outcomes after cardiac surgery, suggesting routine albumin use in this patient group may need to be re-examined.
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Research evidence helps support submission to change donor screening

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Canadian Blood Services recently made a submission to Health Canada to focus donor screening criteria on higher-risk sexual behaviour, regardless of gender or sexuality, for all donors and all phlebotomy collection types.
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Top 5 blog posts of 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021
As we begin a new year, look back with us at the top five blogs of 2021. Unsurprisingly, pandemic-related information gained the most attention.
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Earl W. Davie Symposium 2021 – a welcome return to in-person for some

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
This year’s event was held in a hybrid format providing attendees with the best of both worlds: a chance for face-to-face discussions for those who could attend in Vancouver, B.C., and the flexibility of a virtual event for participants and attendees across Canada and beyond.
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2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize eminent Canadian researchers

Thursday, December 16, 2021
During November’s Honouring Canada’s Lifeline award ceremony, three distinguished Canadian researchers were recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Each a world-leading expert with numerous outstanding achievements during their distinguished careers, Dr. Gilles Delage, Dr. Heather Hume and Dr. Mel Krajden are deserving awardees.
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Understanding a rare clotting disorder associated with some COVID-19 vaccines

Thursday, December 09, 2021
Discoveries made by a research team from McMaster University are providing vital information about a rare clotting reaction associated with COVID-19 vaccines that use adenovirus vectors.

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