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.

 

January 13, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Canadian Blood Services recently made a submission to Health Canada to focus donor screening criteria on higher-risk sexual behaviour, regardless of gender or sexuality, for all donors and all
December 31, 2021
Catherine Lewis
As we begin a new year, look back with us at the top five blogs of 2021. Unsurprisingly, pandemic-related information gained the most attention.
December 21, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
This year’s event was held in a hybrid format providing attendees with the best of both worlds: a chance for face-to-face discussions for those who could attend in Vancouver, B.C., and the flexibility
December 16, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
During November’s Honouring Canada’s Lifeline award ceremony, three distinguished Canadian researchers were recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Each a world-leading expert with numerous
November 30, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
The latest Centre for Innovation annual progress report is now available on blood.ca. It describes the highlights of Canadian Blood Services’ research and education network during the 2020-2021 fiscal
November 30, 2021
Tricia Abe
We’re excited to launch a brand-new look for our professional education website, Canadian Blood Services’ resource hub for health-care professionals.
November 12, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
The 2021 AABB Virtual Annual Meeting last month was marked by two highlights for Canadian Blood Services: the inauguration of our chief scientist, Dr. Dana Devine, as AABB president, and Dr. Devine’s
November 9, 2021
Tricia Abe
In August this year Dr. Alvin Zipursky, a Canadian physician and researcher, died at the age of 90. He was renowned for improving children’s health in Canada and around the world and made research
November 4, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
The 2021-2022 Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition launched this week! This year’s theme invites trainees to use plain language to tell their “Science behind the scenes” stories.