Recent Updates

Published: 
Sep 10, 2019
Chapter 7

Background

Originally all plasma fractionation products were derived from pooled human plasma. Increasingly, many plasma proteins are manufactured by biotechnology as recombinant proteins, without need for donated plasma; depending on the plasma protein product, either a recombinant or fractionated product, or both are available in Canada.

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Modified on: 
Aug 16, 2019

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation communities in Canada.

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Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Published: 
Aug 8, 2019
Chapter 6

All blood transfused in Canada is collected from volunteer donors. To ensure the safety of the blood products, donors are carefully screened against an extended list of eligibility criteria. In addition, the donated blood is tested to identify the donor’s blood group and to detect blood group antibodies and transfusion-transmissible pathogens. Donor eligibility criteria and testing also benefit the donors by, for example, reducing potential blood donation-related health risks.

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Upcoming Events

When
February 10, 2020 | 8:00AM to February 13, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada



About the Canadian Critical Care Conference

Organs and Tissues
When
September 23, 2019 | 8:00AM to September 24, 2019 | 4:30PM
Where

Bethesda, MD

The development and execution of clinical trials that evaluate hemostatic products are impeded by the lack of commonly accepted outcomes by the necessary funding and regulatory agencies. The establishment of clinically relevant outcomes that are widely accepted for patients in clinical trials evaluating hemostatic blood products and therapeutics will enhance the ability to perform high quality clinical trials.

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When
September 20, 2019 | 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Where

Comox, BC

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Blog

Modified on: 
Sep 18, 2019

Centre for Innovation scientist Dr. Jason Acker was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Society for Cryobiology, a prestigious international award that recognizes individuals who have had an exemplary impact on the field of cryobiology. Congratulations to Dr. Acker, who received this award over the summer at the Society for Cryobiology’s annual meeting in San Diego.

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Stem Cells
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Modified on: 
Sep 11, 2019

Always an engaging and informative event, this year’s partnership with the University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering meant the Centre for Blood Research’s 2019 Research Day touched on an astonishing array of topics...

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Modified on: 
Sep 5, 2019

On the May 30, an eager group of Canadian Blood Services trainees gathered In Calgary, Alta. for the Centre for Innovation’s Research Trainee Workshop. The attendees spent the day at the Eau Claire donor centre to learn about donor selection criteria, the blood donor experience, and the art of science blogging.

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