Recent Updates

Published: 
Aug 1, 2018
Chapter 14

Apheresis involves the removal of whole blood from an individual and its separation into components. A specified component is retained and the remainder is returned to the individual. Therapeutic apheresis is used to treat patients with a variety of disorders and has become a relatively common treatment modality. The rationale and techniques for therapeutic apheresis, as well as the care of the apheresis patient, will be discussed in this chapter.

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Published: 
Jul 20, 2018
Chapter 12

This chapter reviews the testing and treatments that are relevant for mothers and their fetuses/infants during pregnancy and postnatally to reduce the risks of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) and of immune thrombocytopenias.

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Published: 
Aug 16, 2018
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of two to three microns 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. 

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Upcoming Events

When
December 13, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Robert C. Skeate, MD, MS
Associate Medical Director, East, Canadian Blood Services

Susan White, MLT
Hospital Liaison Specialist - Utilization, Canadian Blood Services

 

Objectives:

1.  Understand the drivers of retrievals at Canadian Blood Services.
2.  Review the regulations and standards that govern the retrieval process.
3.  Understand the process of retrieval and notififation to the hospital customer.

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When
December 18, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

More details to follow.

 

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When
January 8, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speakers:

Dr. Ian Chin-Yee
Chief/Chair of the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
Consultant, Department of Medicine, Long Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
Honourary Consultant, Hematology/Oncology, Long Regional Cancer Centre
Associate Medical Director/Consultant, Canadian Blood Services
Medical Director, Adults, Bleeding Disorders Program, LHSC

Terrie Foster, RN
Canadian Blood Services

 

More details to follow.

 

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Blog

Modified on: 
Dec 2, 2018

Canadian Blood Services has recently made progress on several fronts that may further evolve the eligibility criteria for men who have sex with men. This includes supporting more research projects as part of the MSM Research Grant Program and working to reduce the waiting period from one year to three months based on the latest evidence.

Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2018

This #givingtuesday — November 27, 2018 — organizations across the country are raising awareness about living donation. 

Did you know that more than 3,000 Canadians are on a waiting list for kidney transplantation?

Modified on: 
Nov 20, 2018

By Sarah Bowers, Undergraduate Student, Brown Lab, Centre for Blood Research

This post was originally published on the Centre for Blood Research blog. It has been republished here with permission with minor edits.

 

What is involved in getting blood that has been donated at a mobile clinic in Campbell River to a patient on the operating table at Vancouver General Hospital?