Recent Updates

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.

Transfusion
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.

Transfusion
When
September 3, 2019 | 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Where

Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Sapna Kuchadkar, Associate Professor in the eats of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Paediatric Critical Care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins, United States.

Webinar Takeaways:

- Familiarize yourself with the background and perspective on the evolution of social media use in healthcare and research

- Discuss the applications of social media and strategies to benefit the transplant research community

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Modified on: 
Aug 21, 2019

Canadian Blood Services recently updated the equipment it uses to produce components (red blood cells, plasma and platelets) from whole blood donations. In May 2019, the mammoth task of implementing the new equipment at manufacturing sites across the country was completed. But how did the organization choose which equipment to implement in the first place? Let’s look back at some early research work that helped the organization gather the evidence it needed to support this change.

Transfusion

Modified on: 
Aug 14, 2019

The Centre for Innovation’s annual progress report details the achievements made over the past year by Canadian Blood Services’ network of scientists, medical experts, research partners, and collaborators.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Aug 5, 2019

The 2017 Canadian Eye and Tissue Banking Statistics report is the first to include five consecutive years of data, allowing for new insight into provincial and national trends.

Organs and Tissues