Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Published: 
Aug 4, 2017
Chapter 15

Modified or specialty blood components may be useful in specific clinical settings to reduce the risk of transfusion-related harm. Specialty blood products available to physicians include CMV-seronegative, irradiated, and washed red blood cells or platelets. This chapter describes the preparation of these blood components and the clinical setting in which they are of greatest benefit.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Mar 29, 2019

Authors: Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC; Jacqueline Côté, MLT; and Debra Lane, MD, FRCPC
Publication date: August 2017, updated September 2018

Transfusion
Published: 
Jan 17, 2019
Chapter 1

This first chapter of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion provides an overview of the blood system in Canada, the regulations and standards that are in place and the organizations and professionals that, together, ensure transfusion medicine safety for Canadian patients. 

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
April 23, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

More details to follow.

 

Transfusion
When
May 14, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker:

Melissa Boileau

 

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Transfusion
When
May 23, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

More details to follow.

 

Transfusion

Blog

Modified on: 
Apr 15, 2019

In the delicate balance between clotting and bleeding, current laboratory research being undertaken by our partners is evolving our knowledge of how anticoagulant drugs work

Modified on: 
Apr 4, 2019

The results of our first-ever Lay Science Writing Competition are in, read-on to discover who gets top-prize and what happens next.

Modified on: 
Mar 7, 2019

This primer is part I of our new series exploring the future of blood banking. Given that D is also for Development: Canadian Blood Services and the Centre for Innovation have been following the development of pathogen inactivation technologies and how they can be used to improve safety. Read-on to learn more about these technologies and their potential to shift the blood safety paradigm.