Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Dec 20, 2019

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
Published: 
Aug 8, 2019
Chapter 6

All blood transfused in Canada is collected from volunteer donors. To ensure the safety of the blood products, donors are carefully screened against an extended list of eligibility criteria. In addition, the donated blood is tested to identify the donor’s blood group and to detect blood group antibodies and transfusion-transmissible pathogens. Donor eligibility criteria and testing also benefit the donors by, for example, reducing potential blood donation-related health risks.

Transfusion
Published: 
Sep 10, 2019
Chapter 7

Background

Originally all plasma fractionation products were derived from pooled human plasma. Increasingly, many plasma proteins are manufactured by biotechnology as recombinant proteins, without need for donated plasma; depending on the plasma protein product, either a recombinant or fractionated product, or both are available in Canada.

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Upcoming Events

When
February 10, 2020 | 8:00AM to February 13, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Whistler



About the Canadian Critical Care Conference

Organs and Tissues
When
January 23, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Keyvan Karkouti MSc, MD, FRCPC
Chief, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
   University Health Network; Sinai Health System; Women's College Hospital

Dr. Kathryn Webert MSc, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director and Special Advisor, Plasma Protein Products,
   Canadian Blood Services

Transfusion
When
January 27, 2020 | 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Where

Webinar

January 27, 2020 – 4pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Dorry Segev
Click here to navigate to the webinar link.


The Cross-Cutting Priorities Webinar Series will launch on December 2, 2019 at 4pm ET and extend until April 20, 2020. The purpose of the webinar series is to emphasize the importance of having one or more cross-cutting priorities incorporated in research projects, and practical steps on how to do so.

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Modified on: 
Jan 6, 2020

Welcome to 2020! Take a look back with us by checking out the five most visited R.E.D. blog posts in 2019.

Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Dec 22, 2019

When doctors select compatible red blood cell units for transfusion into a patient, they don’t consider the sex of the patient and whether the donor is the same (sex-matched) or opposite sex (sex-mismatched). But a study led by Dr. Michelle Zeller, Canadian Blood Services medical officer and assistant professor in the department of medicine at McMaster University, suggests that the role of donor sex in red blood cell compatibility may be worth a closer look.

Transfusion

Modified on: 
Dec 18, 2019

On Nov. 13, 2019, the Centre for Blood Research hosted the 13th annual Earl W. Davie Symposium in Vancouver, BC. This symposium brings together world-class researchers, eager trainees, and a giant in the world of blood coagulation – Dr. Earl W. Davie himself.

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