Products and Data for Research
Blood Products for Research
Through its Blood4Research Program based in Vancouver, the Centre for Innovation collects blood from committed donors who have been deferred from donating blood for patient use. The collected blood is processed and provided to investigators to facilitate research that promotes advances in the fields of transfusion, cellular therapies, and transplantation medicine.
Cord Blood Products for Research
Through its Cord Blood for Research Program, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank provides investigators with cord blood products to facilitate research that promotes advances in the fields of transfusion, cellular therapies, and transplantation medicine.
The Cord Blood for Research Program distributes cord blood products that do not meet the criteria for storage in the cord blood bank but still contain enough cells for meaningful research and for which mothers’ research consent has been obtained.
Plasma Protein and Related Products for Research
As part of its mandate, Canadian Blood Services distributes plasma proteins and related products (PPRP) to Canadian hospitals for patient use.
While meeting patient needs is Canadian Blood Services' top priority, in some cases investigators may request small quantities of PPRP to support discovery or clinical research that will ultimately benefit Canadian patients.