Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2016

With great pleasure we present the new online edition of the Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion. This Guide is an educational resource for health care workers on the provision of blood products and transfusion medicine services in Canada.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jan 18, 2017

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation communities in Canada.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Dec 23, 2016
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of 2–3 µm 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.

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
January 26, 2017 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker(s):

Dana Devine, PhD
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Canadian Blood Services
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia

Transfusion
When
April 20, 2017 | 8:00AM to April 23, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Ottawa

The CSTM Conference provides a unique opportunity for nurses, physicians, technologists and others involved in Transfusion Medicine to share information, learn about the most recent developments in the field and appreciate one another’s contributions to providing effective transfusion therapy.

With 2017 being Canada’s 150th birthday, we are very excited to be hosting next year’s CSTM 2017 conference in Ottawa.

Click here for more information

Transfusion
Stem Cells
When
October 7, 2017 | 8:00AM to October 10, 2017 | 6:00PM
Where

San Diego, California

The AABB Annual Meeting is the premiere event for healthcare professionals in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.

Click here for more information.

Transfusion
Stem Cells

Blog

Warren Fingrut (left), Cassandra DeLuka of Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network (centre-right) along with two UBC medical students at a

Modified on: 
Jan 19, 2017

The Stem Cell Club is just one of many successful and impactful projects funded by the BloodTechNet competition. Do you work in transfusion or transplantation medicine? Got a bright idea on how to share knowledge? Apply for funding to bring it to life. 

 

Blood and Guts: Management of the GI Bleed

Modified on: 
Jan 17, 2017

The 12th Annual Transfusion Medicine Education Videoconference takes place April 12, 2016. Pre-register today.

platelets collected through apheresis

Modified on: 
Jan 11, 2017

Blood is red. That’s because of the red blood cells or erythrocytes that whizz around your veins and arteries. The colour is a great visual marker, both clinically and emotionally, but sometimes its very redness hides the other important components that are in you to give. These include plasma, the straw-coloured liquid that carries red blood cells, white cells (leukocytes), other important molecules such as albumin, antibodies and coagulation factors, and tiny fragmentary cells called platelets.