Research.Education.Discovery Blog

The Research.Education.Discovery blog showcases Canadian Blood Services’ work and explains the basic science behind what we do. We invite readers to explore the worlds of transfusion and transplantation science and learn more about how our research leads to improvements in everyday practices and ultimately – and most importantly – better outcomes for patients.

These R.E.D. blog posts are republished from Canadian Blood Services’ main website. See all blogs at blood.ca/RED.

 

September 8, 2022
Abby Wolfe
Canadian Blood Services chief scientist, Dr. Dana Devine, attended her first meeting with the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative in 2002. This September, she’ll commence
August 30, 2022
Trainees
Nicolas Pereyra, a graduate student at the Centre for Blood Research, placed third in the University of British Columbia’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Read on the learn about the research
August 25, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Canadian Blood Services, in partnership with the Centre for Blood Research, just launched our first ever Research 180 Video Competition for trainees. Read on to learn more!
August 23, 2022
Jenny Ryan
The experiences of family members of deceased organ donors and suggestions to improve the organ donation process: a qualitative study was published August 8, 2022 in the Canadian Medical Association
July 15, 2022
Abby Wolfe
Two chapters in Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion were recently updated to provide health-care providers with the latest guidance on treating patients with hemostatic disorders
June 21, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
In late April 2022, Canadian Blood Services’ research-informed request to remove eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men and instead use sexual behaviour-based screening for all
June 2, 2022
Canadian Blood Services trainees
The 11th annual Centre for Blood Research Norman Bethune Symposium was held on April 6, 2022. With a focus on recent research advances in bleeding and thrombosis, the symposium engages scientists and
May 27, 2022
Abby Wolfe
Each year, Canadian Blood Services’ BloodTechNet award program supports innovative educational projects within the transfusion, cellular therapy, and transplantation communities. One funded project
April 28, 2022
Parth Patel
Read undergraduate student Parth Patel’s entry to this year’s “Science behind the scenes” Lay Science Writing Competition. His heartfelt piece, which was targeted towards a public audience and