Recent Updates

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.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 3, 2018

We are pleased to provide on a regular basis a Surveillance Report describing infectious disease surveillance that our stakeholders can consult to make evidence-based decisions.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 2, 2018

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

Upcoming Events

When
October 13, 2018 | 8:00AM to October 16, 2018 | 6:00PM
Where

Boston, MA

The AABB Annual Meeting is the premiere event for healthcare professionals in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.

Click here for more information.

Transfusion
Stem Cells
When
November 16, 2018 | 8:00AM to November 17, 2018 | 6:00PM
Where

Edmonton

The purpose of the conference is to bring together multiple voices to support and build inclusive an equitable teaching and learning environments for medical staff, sickle cell disease patients, their families, first responders the public and other stakeholders. The event will be targeted towards physicians, surgeons, researchers and other medical practitioners within the community committed to finding a cure for Sickle Cell Anemia and more knowledge of the continued effects of sickle cell anemia trait.

Transfusion
Stem Cells
When
August 16, 2018 | 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Where

Vancouver

Join us at our upcoming CBR Research Day on Thursday, August 16th!  This is always a spectacular event, starting off with lunch and terrific 3 minute PPT presentations by our 25+ summer students.  This will be followed by a keynote address by Dr. Farah Alibay, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  And finally, there will be loads of posters, with beer, wine, and a BBQ dinner for all to enjoy!

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells

Blog

Modified on: 
Aug 14, 2018

BloodTechNet is a competitive funding program that supports projects aimed at delivering innovative educational resources for healthcare professionals in the transfusion, cellular therapy, and transplantation communities.  

Modified on: 
Jul 30, 2018

This week, we chat with Canadian Blood Services’ adjunct scientist, Dr. Elisabeth Maurer, about her work to understand blood platelets for transfusion, the technology she has developed to help determine “what’s in the bag”, and what inspires her to keep researching these small but dynamic cell fragments that are so critical to bleeding, clotting, and the immune system.

ISBT transfusion medicine education

Modified on: 
Jul 22, 2018

At the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT), members of our network gathered to share their knowledge and exciting new educational resources.