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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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Clinical Guide to Transfusion co-editor passes the reigns after 20 years

Jeudi, septembre 22, 2022
Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion co-editor Dr. Gwen Clarke is stepping back from her role after 20 years with the publication. Since 2002,Clarke has helped shape the Guide into one of the most visited resources on our professional education website.
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Help guide research at Canadian Blood Services: Research Ethics Board seeks new member

Jeudi, septembre 15, 2022
The Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board evaluates research applications and acts as a resource to support Canadian Blood Services in maintaining ethical integrity in its research activities. The REB is currently seeking a new Volunteer Ethics Member to contribute to this multidisciplinary board.
BEST presidency a full-circle moment for chief scientist Dr. Dana Devine

Jeudi, septembre 08, 2022
Canadian Blood Services chief scientist, Dr. Dana Devine, attended her first meeting with the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative in 2002. This September, she’ll commence a four-year term as President of the international research organization.
UBC 3MT finalist calls for more science communication

Mardi, août 30, 2022
Nicolas Pereyra, a graduate student at the Centre for Blood Research, placed third in the University of British Columbia’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Read on the learn about the research he presented and his perspectives on the value of good science communication.
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Research 180 Video Competition: Share your research story

Jeudi, août 25, 2022
Canadian Blood Services, in partnership with the Centre for Blood Research, just launched our first ever Research 180 Video Competition for trainees. Read on to learn more!
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Better support for families of organ donors – 20 suggestions for improvement

Mardi, août 23, 2022
The experiences of family members of deceased organ donors and suggestions to improve the organ donation process: a qualitative study was published August 8, 2022 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The SHARE study is a qualitative investigation of the experiences and perspectives of family surrogates of ICU patients who underwent organ donation decisions. New research in the CMAJ provides 20 suggestions from family members on how to improve support for grieving loved ones

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