Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 11, 2019

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.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Feb 6, 2019

Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program worked in collaboration with the Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) to host the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium that took place October 3 to October 4, 2017. The program reviewed current clinical practices and advances in the science of organ donation medicine, including emerging topics and evolving research. Videos of the seminars were recorded to provide those unable to attend an opportunity to meet Canadian and international critical care experts in the field of deceased organ donation.

View the 2017 CCCF videos

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 4, 2019

Read about Canadian Blood Services’ recently published Organ Donation and Transplantation 2017 System Progress Report and the Donation and Transplantation Interprovincial Programs Report 2009-2016 to find out more about Canada’s donation and transplantation activities.

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
February 19, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Jelena Holovati
Director, Edmonton Stem Cell Manufacturing Program
Canadian Blood Services

Objectives:

1.  To understand the key steps in autologous stem cell manufacturing process.
2.  To highlight recent process improvement activities in Edmonton HSC manufacturing facility.

References:

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Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
When
May 4, 2019 | 8:00AM to May 7, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Vancouver

The 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association will be held from May 4-7, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The meeting will start on Saturday, May 4 with 2 pre-congress symposiums including a half-day Foundations in Paediatric Transplantation Pre-symposium and a full-day Allied Health Pre-symposium. The main meeting will start in the late afternoon of Saturday, May 4 and will continue for 3 full days closing on Tuesday, May 7.

Organs and Tissues
When
May 24, 2019 | 8:00AM to May 26, 2019 | 5:00PM
Where

Fredericton

Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB

LABCON is the annual conference hosted by CSMLS as a place for laboratory professionals, managers, directors and educators to share knowledge, explore new technology and connect with colleagues from across the country.

Be inspired by the energy of like-minded individuals and the knowledge from the conference.

Click here for further information https://labcon.csmls.org/

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells

Blog

Modified on: 
Feb 13, 2019

As part of a larger ongoing effort to develop non-invasive technologies to monitor blood products during storage, researchers have developed a new technique to assess the quality of blood without breaching the sterility of blood bags.

Modified on: 
Feb 7, 2019

This week, we highlight work from one of our partners, the Centre for Blood Research. Wayne Zhao describes a review by Dr. Ed Conway, Centre for Blood Research director and adjunct scientist at the Centre for Innovation. This review describes the many roles of thrombomodulin, a protein involved in blood coagulation.

Modified on: 
Jan 23, 2019

In this study, Dr. William Sheffield and Craig Jenkins from the Centre for Innovation tested levels and activities of important plasma factors for coagulation in recovered plasma. They found that the way in which plasma is manufactured from whole blood impacts the composition of recovered plasma.