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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.
Summer students at the Centre for Blood Research describe their informative tour of Canadian Blood Services’ Blood4Research facility, where they learned about what this facility does and how blood is processed into components.
Colton Strong, a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr. Christian Kastrup and Canadian Blood Services chief scientist, Dr. Dana Devine, at the Centre for Blood Research, shares his experience presenting platelet research at the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) 2022 Congress in London, UK.
With funding from BloodTechNet, the National Human Leukocyte Antigen Advisory Committee (NHLAAC) Rotation Program – Travel Bursary supports educational laboratory rotations for histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratory (HLA lab) technologists and directors in-training. Read about the learnings Arpit Sharma gained during his laboratory rotation in July 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 Researcher Member to contribute to this multidisciplinary board.