Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2016

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
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.

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Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Dec 23, 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.

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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.

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Stem Cells
When
January 21, 2017 | 8:00AM to January 25, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Honolulu, Hawaii

Connect with colleagues, network and collaborate with critical care experts, and explore new tools, technologies and processes at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress. The Society’s Congress is the largest critical care event that brings together all members of the multiprofessional, multidisciplinary team. This five-day event will feature internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine.

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Organs and Tissues
When
January 26, 2017 | 8:00AM to January 29, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Miami, Florida

As more patients suffer due to the shortage of life-saving donor organs each year, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is focusing its Winter Symposium on innovative science and effective public policy to combat this crisis. Join us in Miami in January 2017 to learn what is being done to save lives through expanding organ transplantation and turning our ideas into action.

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Blog

Warren Fingrut (left), Cassandra DeLuka of Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network (centre-right) along with two UBC medical students at a

Modified on: 
Jan 19, 2017

The Stem Cell Club is just one of many successful and impactful projects funded by the BloodTechNet competition. Do you work in transfusion or transplantation medicine? Got a bright idea on how to share knowledge? Apply for funding to bring it to life. 

 

Blood and Guts: Management of the GI Bleed

Modified on: 
Jan 17, 2017

The 12th Annual Transfusion Medicine Education Videoconference takes place April 12, 2016. Pre-register today.

platelets collected through apheresis

Modified on: 
Jan 11, 2017

Blood is red. That’s because of the red blood cells or erythrocytes that whizz around your veins and arteries. The colour is a great visual marker, both clinically and emotionally, but sometimes its very redness hides the other important components that are in you to give. These include plasma, the straw-coloured liquid that carries red blood cells, white cells (leukocytes), other important molecules such as albumin, antibodies and coagulation factors, and tiny fragmentary cells called platelets.