Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Published: 
Jul 20, 2018
Chapter 12

This chapter reviews the testing and treatments that are relevant for mothers and their fetuses/infants during pregnancy and postnatally to reduce the risks of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) and of immune thrombocytopenias.

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Published: 
Aug 16, 2018
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of two to three microns and no nucleus. Their main function is to mediate primary hemostasis, though they are involved in a number of other processes including primary immunity, tumour progression and inflammation. 

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Modified on: 
Oct 25, 2018

We are pleased to provide on a regular basis a Surveillance Report describing infectious disease surveillance that our stakeholders can consult to make evidence-based decisions.

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Upcoming Events

When
December 18, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Pierre-Aurele Morin
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
McMaster University

Objectives:

1.  Discuss the characteristics of whole blood and potential advantages.
2.  Review available data on whole blood transfusion in trauma patients.
3.  Evaluate a study on the clinical impact of whole blood transfusion.

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When
January 8, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speakers:

Dr. Ian Chin-Yee
Chief/Chair of the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
Consultant, Department of Medicine, Long Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
Honourary Consultant, Hematology/Oncology, Long Regional Cancer Centre
Associate Medical Director/Consultant, Canadian Blood Services
Medical Director, Adults, Bleeding Disorders Program, LHSC

Terrie Foster, RN
Canadian Blood Services

 

More details to follow.

 

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When
January 15, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker:

Dr. Philip Berardi, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Medical Consultant, Canadian Blood Services
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Staff Hematopathologist, The Ottawa Hospital
Clinical Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

More details to follow.

 

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Blog

Modified on: 
Dec 12, 2018

In November, the University of British Columbia Centre for Blood Research (CBR) hosted its 12th annual Earl W. Davie Symposium in Vancouver, BC. During the event, researchers, students, clinicians and patients discussed successes and ongoing challenges in hematology, from understanding basic mechanisms of clotting to improving patient care.

Modified on: 
Dec 2, 2018

Canadian Blood Services has recently made progress on several fronts that may further evolve the eligibility criteria for men who have sex with men. This includes supporting more research projects as part of the MSM Research Grant Program and working to reduce the waiting period from one year to three months based on the latest evidence.

Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2018

This #givingtuesday — November 27, 2018 — organizations across the country are raising awareness about living donation. 

Did you know that more than 3,000 Canadians are on a waiting list for kidney transplantation?