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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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Centre for Innovation Annual Progress Report 2020-2021
2020-2021 annual progress report – A year marked by agility, collaboration, innovation, and excellence

Mardi, novembre 30, 2021
The latest Centre for Innovation annual progress report is now available on It describes the highlights of Canadian Blood Services’ research and education network during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Professional Education. Learn. Share. Advance
Our professional education website has a new look!

Mardi, novembre 30, 2021
We’re excited to launch a brand-new look for our professional education website, Canadian Blood Services’ resource hub for health-care professionals.
Canadian Blood Services’ chief scientist Dana Devine in office
Canadian Blood Services chief scientist inaugurated as AABB President, recognized for her leadership

Vendredi, novembre 12, 2021
The 2021 AABB Virtual Annual Meeting last month was marked by two highlights for Canadian Blood Services: the inauguration of our chief scientist, Dr. Dana Devine, as AABB president, and Dr. Devine’s recognition with a prestigious AABB leadership award.
Alvin Zipursky
Dr. Alvin Zipursky devoted his career to eradicating Rh disease and inspired others to continue his work

Mardi, novembre 09, 2021
In August this year Dr. Alvin Zipursky, a Canadian physician and researcher, died at the age of 90. He was renowned for improving children’s health in Canada and around the world and made research discoveries that were central to developing a life-saving treatment for a deadly disease called rhesus hemolytic disease, also known as Rh disease. Canadian Blood Services employees with a special connection to Dr. Zipursky describe how his drive to eradicate Rh disease worldwide continues to inspire their work today.
2021-2022 lay writing competition - submit your “science behind the scenes” stories!

Jeudi, novembre 04, 2021
The 2021-2022 Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition launched this week! This year’s theme invites trainees to use plain language to tell their “Science behind the scenes” stories.
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Open funding opportunities from Canadian Blood Services

Jeudi, octobre 28, 2021
Several competitive training and funding programs to support graduate fellowships and educational and research projects are open for applications until November 15! Read on to learn more about these opportunities and hear about past recipients.

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