Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 21, 2021

Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion is a valued resource for health-care professionals in Canada. Its chapters are written by experts in their respective fields and provide a practical summary of current knowledge in transfusion medicine practices.

Transfusion
Published: 
Sep 7, 2021
Chapter 11

The approach to transfusion in emergent situations varies dramatically depending on the clinical scenario. The clinician’s assessment of the rapidity of bleeding, the severity of hemorrhage or amount of blood lost, and the clinical stability of the patient will determine the transfusion strategy.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2021

Contributors: Utsav Patel, Canadian Blood Services manager of plasma protein products (PPP) formulary; Steven Drews, associate director of microbiology at Canadian Blood Services; Dimpy Modi, research analyst at Sunnybrook

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
October 28, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Waseem Anani
Medical Officer, Canadian Blood Services
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

1.    Describe how machine learning techniques can be applied to transfusion medicine questions.
2.    Understand the drawbacks of machine learning in answering clinical questions.
3.    Describe the glycan changes on red blood cells in various disease states including sickle cell disease.

 

Transfusion
When
October 29, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Webinar

Presenter:

Dr. Katerina Pavenski
Head of the Division of Transfusion Medicine at Unity Health; and
Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Toronto

Click here to register for the webinar.

Transfusion
When
November 2, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Elina Vlachodimitropoulou

Objectives:

TBA

References:

TBA

 

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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Blog

Modified on: 
Oct 18, 2021

The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Blood Research-School of Biomedical Engineering (CBR-SBME) Research Day celebrates the progress and accomplishments of summer students. It takes place every August, at the conclusion of the CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program, which is supported in part by Canadian Blood Services. In this post, two Summer Student Program alumni describe the 2021 virtual event.

Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Oct 5, 2021

The latest evidence on managing patients with massive hemorrhage, a major cause of potentially preventable deaths, is now available in a recently updated chapter of Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion.

Transfusion

Modified on: 
Sep 29, 2021

A powerful collaboration between blood services, research institutions and industry leaders promises to advance blood transfusion therapy to new levels of precision and safety.

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