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Dec 15, 2017

New data released this week by Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institute for Health Information sheds light on organ donation and transplantation system progress


Close to 3000 lifesaving transplants were performed in Canada in 2016 of which 758 donations came from deceased donors, and 545 from living donors, according to the latest numbers released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Canadian Blood Services.

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Dec 6, 2017

Drs. Earl W. Davie, Ross T. MacGillivray and Edmond H. Fischer at the 2017 Earl W. Davie Symposium Vancouver. Read all about this years event and find out more about the inspiration behind it.

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Nov 29, 2017

If you’re already a subscriber to our Research and Education Round Up, thank you! You’re one of almost 700 readers interested in the latest transfusion and transplantation news, publications and events from Canadian Blood Services’ Medical Services and Innovation research and education network. If you already know the value of the Round Up, please tell your colleagues. They just might thank you.

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Nov 22, 2017

Centre for Innovation funding programs like the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program enable experts in the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine to deepen their understanding of the blood system while making vital steps towards a safer, more effective and responsive system for Canada. This program provides postdoctoral fellows with salary support to conduct their research and a supplementary research allowance which can be used towards purchasing materials, supplies, and other services needed to ensure a successful project.

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Nov 21, 2017

Canadian partners bring experts together for two-day Deceased Donation Symposium as part of CCCF

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Nov 9, 2017

The James Kreppner Award Program supports legal research relevant to Canadian Blood Services. This year’s award competition closes November 30.

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Nov 2, 2017

Canadian Blood Services currently has a special need for O-negative donors. And we aren’t alone — many blood operators worldwide have recently increased their efforts to recruit O-negative blood donors.


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Oct 26, 2017

Health systems impact fellow Dr. Jennie Haw digs into social aspects of cord blood banking

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Nov 7, 2017

In this six-part series, Dr. Jeannie Callum, a hospital-based transfusion specialist, shares her real-life experience witnessing the impact of blood donation on patient lives. She provides some fascinating insight into blood transfusion, past and present, and emphasizes the need for male donors and why some donors may be safer for patients. Read the complete series here.

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Oct 10, 2017

To encourage more young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and in honour of Ada Lovelace Day 2017, we are pleased to share profiles of women in these essential fields at Canadian Blood Services.

We chose these stories in particular because they share a common theme of both perseverance and flexibility. They represent just a sampling of the convergence of skills, abilities and professional backgrounds that support Canada’s national blood system, its related activities, and the patients it serves.