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.

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May 18, 2023
Abby Wolfe
Preparing to attend CSTM 2023? Learn about Canadian Blood Services staff and researchers’ contributions to the scientific program and other opportunities to engage with our research and education
April 25, 2023
Amanda Nowry
In March 2023, pathogen-reduced platelets rolled out to hospitals served by our Dartmouth production site. Read about the resources available to help health-care providers learn about pathogen-reduced
April 20, 2023
Dr. Peter Bell
Dr. Peter Bell was awarded second prize in Canadian Blood Services’ Research 180 Video Competition for his original video, “Styling proteins with nano-sized scissors: A matter of life and death”
April 11, 2023
Ross FitzGerald
Dr. Samara Zavalkoff discovered that more than 350 potential organ donation opportunities may have been missed between 2016 and 2018
March 28, 2023
Aldis Brennan
Dr. Donald Branch, Canadian Blood Services senior scientist, has received the Dale A. Smith Memorial Award for his discovery of the ZZAP reagent. This award, from the Association for the Advancement
March 21, 2023
Elyn Rowe
A PhD candidate with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia is conducting a study to research where the differences in blood from donor to donor come from and how that
March 16, 2023
Beth Binnington, Senior Research Assistant
Students from the Undergraduate Pathology Alliance at Western University posed insightful questions to researchers during an interactive visit to the research laboratory of Dr. Donald Branch, Canadian
March 2, 2023
Cathy Jones
Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Awards are individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion and
February 23, 2023
Harley Meirovich
Researchers from the University of Toronto QUEST transfusion research program, part of Canadian Blood Services’ supported research network, conducted a study that will inform treatment of iron