Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Jan 16, 2018

In August 2017, Canadian Blood Services changed its platelet product testing procedure to improve the detection of bacterial contamination. This change enhanced the safety of Canadian Blood Services platelet products and provided the opportunity to improve inventory management by extending the platelet shelf life from five to seven days.

Transfusion
Published: 
Sep 8, 2017
Chapter 2

This chapter describes the manufacturing process for the most commonly prepared blood products: Red Blood Cells, Pooled Platelets, Frozen Plasma (FP), Apheresis Fresh Frozen Plasma (AFFP), Cryosupernatant Plasma (CSP) and Cryoprecipitate. A brief description of the indications, contraindications, storage and transportation requirements, dose, administration and available alternatives is included in the sections below. Further information may be found in other chapters of this Guide as indicated within the different sections.

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
March 16, 2018 | 8:00AM to March 17, 2018 | 6:30PM
Where

Calgary

A unique scientific program that reflects a multidisciplinary approach to transfusion by encompassing laboratory, clinical, and patient perspectives.

Click here for more information. 

Transfusion
When
June 2, 2018 | 8:00AM to June 7, 2018 | 5:00PM
Where

Toronto

Check out the CSTM website and the ISBT website  for more information.

Transfusion
Stem Cells
When
June 2, 2018 | 8:00AM to 5:30PM
Where

Toronto

Check out the ISBT website for more information on Local Day hosted by CSTM. 

Transfusion
Stem Cells

Blog

lifetime achievement award

Modified on: 
Jan 11, 2018

Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award are individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad.

Happy New Year

Modified on: 
Jan 2, 2018

In 2017, we published numerous research stories, here are a few of our favourites. 

Top five

Modified on: 
Dec 27, 2017

It's hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. As we prepare for 2018, we take a look back on our most-read research, education and discovery stories from the past year.