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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Dr. Celina Montemayor-Garcia, medical officer at Canadian Blood Services
Dr. Celina Montemayor-Garcia on the potential of genomics to shape the future of transfusion medicine

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Dr. Celina Montemayor-Garcia is a researcher and transfusion medicine specialist whose main interest is understanding how genomics and bioinformatics can be used to improve care for transfusion patients. She spoke to us about advances in precision medicine and genomics, and what they could mean for the future of blood systems.
Dr. Sonam Dubey
Breaking barriers to effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Blood plasma-derived IVIg holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests that combining IVIg with a new drug delivery technique that helps get IVIg into the brain could increase its effectiveness and help make the best use of this precious treatment.
Top 5 blog posts of 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020
What a year 2020 has been! Take a look back with us by checking out the five most visited R.E.D. blog posts in 2020.
Dr. Earl W. Davie, Dr. Ross T. MacGillivray and Dr. Edmond H. Fischer at the 2017 Symposium in Vancouver.
Honouring a Legacy: The 14th Earl W. Davie Symposium

Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Centre for Blood Research’s 2020 Earl W. Davie Symposium marked the first since Dr. Davie’s passing in June. Read on to hear Kristine Ho, the Centre for Blood Research’s communication coordinator, reflect on this year’s symposium.
Dr. Chantale Pambrun, director of Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation
Adaptability and innovation: read the latest Centre for Innovation annual progress report

Thursday, December 10, 2020
The Centre for Innovation is the heart of Canadian Blood Services’ research and development activities. Its latest annual report, covering the fiscal year 2019-2020, is now available on
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World Brain Death Project: Implications for Canadian practice

Thursday, November 05, 2020
The World Brain Death Project was created to formulate recommendations about the determination of brain death based on extensive reviews of the literature and expert opinion of a large multi-disciplinary, international panel, including representation from intensive care (adult and pediatric), critical care nursing, neurocritical care, neurology and neurosurgery.

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