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Authors: Robert Skeate, MD, MSc and Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: July 2014

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Molecular immunohematology refers to the detection of the molecular genetic basis of an antigen, rather than the antigen alone.  Use of molecular testing in clinical laboratories requires knowledge of the molecular basis of blood group antigens and the availability of suitable genotyping methods that can be used in our testing environment.

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Immune globulin (Ig) products are generated from plasma collected from a large number of carefully screened donors. Ig products may be used as replacement therapy for immunodeficiency patients or as immunomodulatory therapy for autoimmune and alloimmune disorders. Ig products include intravenous Ig (IVIg), subcutaneous Ig (SCIg), RhD Ig (RhIg) and hyperimmune globulins.

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Authors: Sophie Chargé, PhD, and Kendra Hodgkinson, PhD 
Online publication date: January 2017

What is blood?

With every heartbeat, about five litres of blood are pumped through your body.

Blood flows through thousands of kilometres of blood vessels, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the organs and carrying waste products away. Blood also transports cells, hormones and proteins that regulate many body functions, such as fighting infection and controlling blood loss.

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Online publication date: May 2010

This survey reports on the opinions, experiences and expectations of Canadian medical laboratory technologists (MLT) about various aspects of continuing education in Transfusion Science.

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In August 2017, Canadian Blood Services changed its platelet product testing procedure to improve the detection of bacterial contamination. This change enhanced the safety of Canadian Blood Services platelet products and provided the opportunity to improve inventory management by extending the platelet shelf life from five to seven days.

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