Recent Updates

Published: 
Oct 6, 2020
Chapter 9

This chapter focuses on the principles of safe blood transfusion practices. The aim of this chapter is to develop and support the knowledge of health-care professionals involved in prescribing and administering blood components and products.

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Published: 
Aug 16, 2018
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of two to three microns and no nucleus. Their main function is to mediate primary hemostasis, though they are involved in a number of other processes including primary immunity, tumour progression and inflammation. 

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Published: 
Aug 4, 2017
Chapter 15

Modified or specialty blood components may be useful in specific clinical settings to reduce the risk of transfusion-related harm. Specialty blood products available to physicians include CMV-seronegative, irradiated, and washed red blood cells or platelets. This chapter describes the preparation of these blood components and the clinical setting in which they are of greatest benefit.

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Upcoming Events

When
November 26, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Urgent Transfusion for Patient with Para-Bombay Blood Group

Presented by:

Maria Lee-Disano, B.Sc, MLT
St. Michael’s Hospital

Learning Objectives:

1.    To understand the difference between Bombay and para-Bombay phenotypes.
2.    To be able to serologically recognize individuals with Bombay/para-Bombay blood groups.
3.    To understand the clinical implications of transfusing individuals having Bombay/para-Bombay  phenotypes with incompatible red cells.

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When
December 1, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

More details to follow.

 

Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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When
December 5, 2020 | 7:30AM to December 8, 2020 | 5:00PM
Where

Virtual Meeting

The 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition – originally to be held in San Diego, California – will be presented as an all-virtual event, given the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Registration for the virtual meeting is now available available to both members and non-members.

Click here for event information and registration.

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Blog

Modified on: 
Nov 4, 2020

The World Brain Death Project was created to formulate recommendations about the determination of brain death based on extensive reviews of the literature and expert opinion of a large multi-disciplinary, international panel, including representation from intensive care (adult and pediatric), critical care nursing, neurocritical care, neurology and neurosurgery.

Organs and Tissues

Modified on: 
Nov 4, 2020

Canada’s leading experts in transfusion medicine came together to collaborate on Treat the Bleed, a website that provides guidance for front-line physicians in treating bleeding patients.

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Modified on: 
Oct 25, 2020

The Centre for Innovation is delighted to launch our third annual Lay Science Writing Competition. This year’s theme – Challenges 2020 – provides an outlet for trainees to tell their stories of research, science and communication during this unprecedented and challenging year.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
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