Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 23, 2017

Author: Tanya Petraszko, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: February 2017

Transfusion
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

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
March 1, 2017 | 8:00AM to March 3, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Whistler, BC

                                               

Canadian Critical Care Conference March 1 – March 3, 2017 at the Four Seasons Resort

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
When
March 9, 2017 | 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where

International

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Learn more about World Kidney Day.

Organs and Tissues

Blog

mulago hospital, uganda

Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2017

Dr. Hume, a professor at the University of Montreal and former executive medical director for Canadian Blood Services, works six months every year as a pediatric hematologist at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda.

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.