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Modified on: 
Apr 11, 2017

Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a rare but serious syndrome characterized by sudden acute respiratory distress following transfusion. It is defined as new, acute lung injury (ALI) during or within six hours after blood product administration in the absence of temporally-associated risk factors for ALI. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 11, 2017

By generously providing blood that can be manufactured into red blood cells, platelets and plasma products, whole blood donors are essential to the blood system and the patients it serves. Canadian Blood Services is committed to maintaining a safe and secure blood supply while also protecting the health of our blood donors. The focus of this article is the effect of red blood cell loss on the iron levels of the donor and the steps taken by Canadian Blood Services to protect the health of its donors.

Transfusion
Published: 
Mar 31, 2017
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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Upcoming Events

When
September 9, 2017 | 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Where

Toronto

Overview

The 15th Annual Canadian Blood Services International symposium will focus on red blood cells. The one-day event will explore topics in serology and genotyping, alternatives to red blood cells, alloimmunization, hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, and more.  This symposium is for Canadian physicians, technologists, nurses and researchers involved in transfusion and transplantation medicine, so save the date now.

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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.

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Stem Cells
When
April 29, 2017 | 8:00AM to May 3, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Chicago, Illinois



The American Transplant Congress is designed for physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel and pharmacists who are interested in the clinical and research aspects of solid organ and tissue transplantation. This meeting will provide the most current information in the field of transplant science. 

Organs and Tissues

Blog

NOTDAW 2017 - recipients

Modified on: 
Apr 28, 2017

Every day in Canada, more than 4,600 people are waiting for news that a donor has been found. Everad Tilokee shares his transplant journey during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week. 

Modified on: 
Apr 27, 2017

Last week, the 2017 Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine Conference “Transfusion for All Ages” rolled into Ottawa. Each year, the CSTM presents this event in partnership with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec.

Dr. David Allan

Modified on: 
Apr 12, 2017

As a medical director with our Cord Blood Bank and OneMatch programs, a scientist in the Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research at The Ottawa Hospital and associate professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. David Allan possesses a wealth of knowledge about clinical practice and research directions in blood- and bone marrow-based cellular therapies.