Research. Education. Discovery.

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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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Connect with Canadian Blood Services’ research and education network at our national transfusion conference!

Jeudi, mai 18, 2023
Preparing to attend CSTM 2023? Learn about Canadian Blood Services staff and researchers’ contributions to the scientific program and other opportunities to engage with our research and education transfusion network at the Canadian Blood Services booth!
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Suite of resources available to hospitals as pathogen-reduced platelet roll-out continues

Mardi, avril 25, 2023
In March 2023, pathogen-reduced platelets rolled out to hospitals served by our Dartmouth production site. Read about the resources available to help health-care providers learn about pathogen-reduced platelets.
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Research associate claims prize in video competition

Jeudi, avril 20, 2023
Dr. Peter Bell was awarded second prize in Canadian Blood Services’ Research 180 Video Competition for his original video, “Styling proteins with nano-sized scissors: A matter of life and death”. Peter reflects on the video – and the experience of creating it – in this R.E.D. blog.
4000 people in Canada are waiting for an organ transplant
Missed organ donor identification and referral causes preventable harm: new study estimates annual missed transplants in Canada

Mardi, avril 11, 2023
Dr. Samara Zavalkoff discovered that more than 350 potential organ donation opportunities may have been missed between 2016 and 2018
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Senior scientist wins prestigious award for discovering a ‘gold standard’ reagent used in transfusion medicine

Mardi, mars 28, 2023
Dr. Donald Branch, Canadian Blood Services senior scientist, has received the Dale A. Smith Memorial Award for his discovery of the ZZAP reagent. This award, from the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), recognizes the application of technology to the practice of transfusion medicine or biotherapies.
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Investigating the impact of age and diabetic status on blood product characteristics

Mardi, mars 21, 2023
A PhD candidate with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia is conducting a study to research where the differences in blood from donor to donor come from and how that information can be used to support better patient outcomes.

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