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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Countdown to CSTM 2024: Bringing research to life

Jeudi, mai 02, 2024
Canadian Blood Services is looking forward to connecting with members of the transfusion community at CSTM 2024, happening this May in Saskatoon! In this second post in a series of blogs counting down to CSTM 2024, Dr. Jennie Haw shares her insights in lead-up to the event.
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Countdown to CSTM 2024: A unique venue for ideas & reconnection

Jeudi, avril 25, 2024
Canadian Blood Services is looking forward to connecting with members of the transfusion community at CSTM 2024, happening this May in Saskatoon! In lead-up to the event, a series of blogs will preview some of the contributions of our research and education network to CSTM 2024.
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A summary of recent discoveries advancing the understanding and treatment of hemophilia

Mercredi, avril 17, 2024
World Hemophilia Day, an initiative of the World Federation of Hemophilia to raise awareness of hemophilia and other genetic bleeding disorders, is held annually on April 17. Hemophilia, an inherited blood disorder that affects mostly men, impairs the ability of a person’s blood to form clots. This blog highlights significant research into hemophilia that has received support from Canadian Blood Services.
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Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program helping team establish national best practices for out-of-hospital transfusions

Mardi, avril 09, 2024
In this blog, Dr. Brodie Nolan describes how Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program (BEAP) is supporting the development of national best practices and a new registry for lifesaving transfusions that occur outside of hospitals.
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Pushing the boundaries of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Insights from cutting-edge pre-clinical research

Jeudi, mars 28, 2024
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation therapy is used in the treatment of various blood disorders including leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia. A recent review article published by Dr. Hari Maganti’s lab explores current advancements in pre-clinical research on the biology and mechanism of HSC homing and engraftment following transplantation.
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New program to deliver advanced training for medical technologists

The Specialization in Transfusion Science (STS) program is a new training program in development at the University of Alberta. Once launched, it will be the only program in Canada where medical laboratory technologists can develop advanced competencies in transfusion and earn credentials.

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