Recent Updates

Published: 
Jan 17, 2019
Chapter 1

This first chapter of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion provides an overview of the blood system in Canada, the regulations and standards that are in place and the organizations and professionals that, together, ensure transfusion medicine safety for Canadian patients. 

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Modified on: 
Jan 17, 2019

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: 
Aug 10, 2018
Chapter 4

Immune globulin (Ig) products are generated from plasma collected from a large number of carefully screened donors. Ig products may be used as replacement therapy for immunodeficiency patients or as immunomodulatory therapy for autoimmune and alloimmune disorders. Ig products include intravenous Ig (IVIg), subcutaneous Ig (SCIg), RhD Ig (RhIg) and hyperimmune globulins.

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Upcoming Events

When
January 24, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker

Dr. Tanya Petrasko, MD, FRCPC
Associate Medical Director, West 
Medical Director, Cord Blood Bank
Canadian Blood Services

Transfusion
When
February 5, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker:

Dr. Lani Lieberman, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Transfusion Laboratory, University of Toronto

More details to follow.

 

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Blog

Modified on: 
Jan 14, 2019

Five hundred kidney transplants made possible through national highly sensitized patient program

Modified on: 
Jan 9, 2019

#WeDoResearch! Through our Centre for Innovation, our engaged network of scientists, medical experts, partners, and collaborators conduct and disseminate high quality, impactful research for the benefit of Canadian patients and the Canadian healthcare system.   

Modified on: 
Dec 31, 2018

As the year comes to a close and 2019 is set to begin, we take a moment to reflect on the 2018 articles that were among the most popular.