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.

 

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
April 25, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Consider submitting a nomination for this prestigious award that recognizes individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or
April 21, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Read the entry that was awarded first place in this year’s “Science behind the scenes” Lay Science Writing Competition! Congratulations to the winner, graduate student Alexandra Witt. She identified
April 14, 2022
Abby Wolfe
Could clues to the successful treatment of some of the world’s most challenging viral infections come from understanding how viruses interact with our body’s clot-creating proteins? Dr. Ed Pryzdial
March 31, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Dr. Cyrus Eduljee, associate director of portfolio management at Canadian Blood Services, explains how his group’s work supports the organization in bringing new products to the shelves and the
March 24, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
In January 2022, Canadian Blood Services introduced pathogen-reduced platelets, a product that is manufactured using pathogen-inactivation technology, at its Ottawa production site. By effectively
March 18, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
The Canadian Blood Services Lay Science Writing Competition supports our trainee network to develop communication skills by challenging them to showcase their research using plain language.
March 8, 2022
Abby Wolfe
Red cell antigen genotyping is an important tool for healthcare providers in the development of transfusion strategies for patients, though the reports can be complex to interpret. New resources on
January 21, 2022
Abby Wolfe
New findings from University of Toronto’s QUEST research program analyze the impact of albumin on patient outcomes after cardiac surgery, suggesting routine albumin use in this patient group may need