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


May 21, 2019
Lily Park
Lily Park’s entry was awarded 2nd place in our Lay Science Writing Competition. It describes research by a group at The Ottawa Hospital to improve patient outcomes following liver surgery, while
May 14, 2019
Obinna Okwelume

The 2018 Canadian Blood Services’ James Kreppner Award has been awarded to Timothy Caulfield, professor and research director in the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.   

Valued at

May 13, 2019
Obinna Okwelume

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the blood system in Canada?   

Who can be nominated?  

Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award

May 8, 2019
Jenny Ryan

Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program partnered to host the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium that took place at the

April 23, 2019
Jenny Ryan

Publication supports the critical care community in donor identification and referral allowing more potential organ donors to save more lives, and more donor families to be enabled to fulfill their

April 16, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Brought to you in partnership with the Centre for Blood Research, this week's Stories worth sharing is focused on research into a new class of anticoagulants.

Anticoagulants, or blood thinners

April 5, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

To give our research trainees an opportunity to showcase their research, while honing their writing skills, Canadian Blood Services teamed-up with Science Borealis and the Centre for Blood Research

March 8, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Tackling the gaps in blood safety

Canadian Blood Services is committed to blood safety because lives depend on it. To reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission from donor to patient, donors

February 28, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

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At Canadian Blood Services, blood safety is paramount. Screening donors for