Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 6, 2017

With great pleasure we present the new online edition of the Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion. This Guide is an educational resource for health care workers on the provision of blood products and transfusion medicine services in Canada.

Transfusion
Published: 
Aug 1, 2016
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of 2–3 µm 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.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jan 18, 2017

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 7, 2017 | 8:00AM to October 10, 2017 | 6:00PM
Where

San Diego, California

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
February 23, 2017 | 8:00AM to February 25, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Phoenix, AZ

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of healthcare professionals (physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, and others) and researchers working in the field of transplantation.

Program Overview

Organs and Tissues
When
February 23, 2017 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker:

Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Donor & Clinical Services
Canadian Blood Services

Transfusion

Blog

research montage

Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2017

A searchable database showcasing our funded research projects has just been launched on blood.ca. Together with our publications database, research highlights, links to this blog, research units and other news, you’ll discover a comprehensive knowledge hub for the transfusion and transplantation community.

battling bacteria

Modified on: 
Feb 8, 2017

A previous post in our "The things we do for safety" series explores leukoreduction - or how white blood cells or leukocytes get filtered out of blood products to reduce the risk of transfusion-related reactions.

MSM Research Meeting - January 2017

Modified on: 
Feb 1, 2017

A two-day meeting held January 2017 brought together national and international stakeholders to identify research priorities for closing knowledge gaps that impact donor eligibility for men who have sex with men.