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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Laying the groundwork for a more inclusive blood system

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Dr. Catherine Jenkins, scientist and LGBTQ+ advocate, is part of our effort to evolve donor screening questions.
Dr. Mona Khorshidfar and Wayne Zhao
CBR travel awards support scientists' learning at the AABB 2020 Virtual Conference

Friday, June 04, 2021
The AABB Annual Meeting is considered a must-attend event for those wishing to learn about cutting edge research and technology advances in blood banking and transfusion medicine and science. Two Centre for Blood Research trainees describe their experiences at AABB 2020 – an international, high profile conference attended from the comfort of their own homes due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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The impact of COVID-19 on blood donation in Canada

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
An article recently published on the Canadian Blood Services’ professional education website looks back on the impact of the pandemic on blood donation in Canada.
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Centre for Innovation: Funding award updates and open competitions

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Through the Centre for Innovation’s competitive funding programs, Canadian Blood Services conducts and supports researchers and research projects in key areas. Recipients for one of our most dynamic programs, the BloodTechNet Award, were recently announced, and several other funding opportunities are now open for applications.
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Building resiliency in health care

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Organ donation coordinators endure high rates of burnout. Canadian Blood Services and CHEO aim to change that.
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Stories worth sharing - Meet the researcher: Dr. Peter Schubert

Thursday, April 15, 2021
As this Centre for Blood Research profile highlights, the Centre for Innovation’s Dr. Peter Schubert keeps busy with his various roles at Canadian Blood Services and the University of British Columbia Centre for Blood Research. Read on to learn about his background, his research inspirations and his advice for young scientists.

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