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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Dec 23, 2016

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.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 30, 2016

Current practices at Canadian Blood Services require that platelet units be stored no longer than five days prior to transfusion. This short storage period results in very challenging inventory management and many platelet units being discarded.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 25, 2016

The International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG) was established in 2011 and includes international transfusion experts from around the world. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jan 10, 2017

Canadian Blood Services operates the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program, formerly the Living Donor Paired Exchange (LDPE), an interprovincial program that is operated by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Canada’s living kidney donation and kidney transplant programs. The KPD program gives living individuals an opportunity to donate, and recipients an increased opportunity to find a match.

Kidney Paired Donation Program Results

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jan 10, 2017

Canadian Blood Services works with the Organ and Tissue Donation & Transplantation (OTDT) community to improve national system performance. We do this through the development of leading practices, professional education, public awareness and data analysis and reporting. We also manage clinical programs that support interprovincial sharing of organs.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 23, 2016

Introduction

Whole blood donations are separated into specific cellular (red blood cells (RBC) and platelets) and plasma components. This enhances the utilization of individual donations and decreases the need for whole blood. Transfusing the appropriate combination of components effectively provides for the clinical needs of patients and best utilizes the donated blood.

Transfusion

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