Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 12, 2020

Authors: Danielle Meunier, MD, and Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC
Publication date:  May 2020

Modified on: 
May 12, 2020

This repository aims to support Canadian transfusion medicine health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated regularly as new information is available. In addition, the public and donors can learn more about how Canadian Blood Services is responding to COVID-19 by visiting blood.ca/covid-19.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

When
May 29, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Where

Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Jacob Pendergrast, BA, BSc (Med), MD
Associate Medical Director, 
Blood Transfusion Service
University Health Network

Dr. Donald Branch, BSc, MT(ASCP)SBB, PhD
Research Scientist
Centre for Innovation
Canadian Blood Services

Objectives:

1.    Deepen our understanding of the incidence and risk-factors for IVIG-associated hemolysis.
2.    Explore new advances in the prevention and minimization of IVIG-associated hemolysis.

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When
May 30, 2020 | 8:00AM to June 2, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Barcelona, Spain

For information, please click here.

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When
June 2, 2020 | 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Where

Webinar

Health care professionals in donation and transplantation are invited to attend a series of webinars focusing on psychological first aid, grief and loss, and moral distress, within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first webinar, “Psychological First Aid during COVID-19”, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12.

A severe mass event like this pandemic can cause the general public and those affected by COVID-19, including health care workers, to be mentally impacted. Psychological First Aid is an intervention method that can help people in distress during these challenging times.

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Blog

Modified on: 
May 25, 2020

The Ortho Award is presented each year at the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine annual meeting to honour an individual member who has provided a major service or innovation in transfusion medicine. Congratulations to Canadian Blood Services scientist Dr. Alan Lazarus who is the 2020 recipient.

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Modified on: 
Apr 29, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of funding recently awarded through the Centre for Innovation’s Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program (or BEAP). This funding supports innovators conducting research to improve the efficient and appropriate utilization of blood and blood products while maintaining the safety of the blood system.

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Modified on: 
Apr 1, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of funding recently awarded through the Centre for Innovation’s BloodTechNet Award Program and Graduate Fellowship Program. This funding supports innovators in education and graduate students conducting research in the field of transfusion science.

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