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Mar 2, 2017

Canadian Blood Services implemented leukoreduction for the production of its red blood cells and platelet components in the late 1990s.

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Mar 2, 2017

The International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines aims to optimize transfusion care around the globe. Platelets Unplugged, co-produced with the AABB, is the first in a series of podcasts digging into best practice for the transfusion medicine community and health-care professionals.

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Mar 9, 2017

“It’s in you to give" is the fantastically simple call to action from Canadian Blood Services. But for some people — such as those of us with a mixed bag of travel and medical histories — it isn’t so easy to just show up, roll up (a sleeve) and then settle back as this life-giving liquid flows into the collection bag.

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Oct 5, 2016

Did you know that Canadian Blood Services directly funds innovative research?

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Sep 28, 2016

Health screening, education and donor testing help to ensure donors are healthy enough to give and that their gift doesn’t cause harm to patients.

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Sep 21, 2016

Meet Dr. Elisabeth Maurer: she uses lasers to measure quality of platelets

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Sep 19, 2016

When tragedy strikes, expert guidance helps doctors, patients and families take action

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Aug 31, 2016

A new and improved site to learn, share and advance in the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine

After much hard work, collaboration and consultation, we're pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved online educational platform for health-care professionals.

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Sep 19, 2016

Two hundred and fifty donations facilitated through the Highly Sensitized Patient program

We are pleased to share the news of an exciting milestone for the Highly Sensitized Patient program. As of Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, there have been 250 transplants since going live in October 2013!

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Aug 24, 2016

The images in this "through the microscope" are from recent work done to determine the best conditions to successfully perform the monocyte monolayer assay—a laboratory-based test that predicts the severity of adverse reactions to blood products. "Mastering the monocyte monolayer assay" is a new ResearchUnit that summarizes the study. 

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