Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 23, 2017

Author: Tanya Petraszko, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: February 2017

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 6, 2017

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: 
Feb 14, 2017

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
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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Nov 30, 2016

Current practices at Canadian Blood Services require that platelet units be stored no longer than five days prior to transfusion. This short storage period results in very challenging inventory management and many platelet units being discarded.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 25, 2016

The International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG) was established in 2011 and includes international transfusion experts from around the world. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 23, 2017
Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 9, 2017

Authors: Sophie Chargé, PhD, and Kendra Hodgkinson, PhD 
Online publication date: January 2017

What is blood?

With every heartbeat, about five litres of blood are pumped through your body.

Blood flows through thousands of kilometres of blood vessels, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the organs and carrying waste products away. Blood also transports cells, hormones and proteins that regulate many body functions, such as fighting infection and controlling blood loss.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 9, 2017

Authors: Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, PhD, Mariam Taha, PhD, Yuntong Kou, MSc, and Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: February 2017

Transfusion

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