Recent Updates

Published: 
Jul 20, 2018
Chapter 12

This chapter reviews the testing and treatments that are relevant for mothers and their fetuses/infants during pregnancy and postnatally to reduce the risks of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) and of immune thrombocytopenias.

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Published: 
Aug 16, 2018
Chapter 18

Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells, with a diameter of two to three microns 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. 

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Modified on: 
Oct 25, 2018

We are pleased to provide on a regular basis a Surveillance Report describing infectious disease surveillance that our stakeholders can consult to make evidence-based decisions.

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Upcoming Events

When
December 11, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker:

Dr. Donald Arnold
Associate Professor
Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism
Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Objectives:

1.  Describe the origins of blood transfusion.
2.  Recall the "Tainted Blood Tragedy" in Canada.
3.  Understand the Precautionary Principle.

Transfusion
When
December 13, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Robert C. Skeate, MD, MS
Associate Medical Director, East, Canadian Blood Services

Susan White, MLT
Hospital Liaison Specialist - Utilization, Canadian Blood Services

 

Objectives:

1.  Understand the drivers of retrievals at Canadian Blood Services.
2.  Review the regulations and standards that govern the retrieval process.
3.  Understand the process of retrieval and notififation to the hospital customer.

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When
December 18, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

More details to follow.

 

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Blog

Modified on: 
Dec 2, 2018

Canadian Blood Services has recently made progress on several fronts that may further evolve the eligibility criteria for men who have sex with men. This includes supporting more research projects as part of the MSM Research Grant Program and working to reduce the waiting period from one year to three months based on the latest evidence.

Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2018

This #givingtuesday — November 27, 2018 — organizations across the country are raising awareness about living donation. 

Did you know that more than 3,000 Canadians are on a waiting list for kidney transplantation?

Modified on: 
Nov 20, 2018

By Sarah Bowers, Undergraduate Student, Brown Lab, Centre for Blood Research

This post was originally published on the Centre for Blood Research blog. It has been republished here with permission with minor edits.

 

What is involved in getting blood that has been donated at a mobile clinic in Campbell River to a patient on the operating table at Vancouver General Hospital?