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.

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
March 3, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

The seminar scheduled for March 3, 2020 has been cancelled.

 

Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Transfusion
When
March 9, 2020 | 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Where

Webinar

March 9, 2020 – 4pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Karen Yeates
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
When
March 10, 2020 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Details to follow.

 

Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Transfusion

Blog

Modified on: 
Feb 23, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Aditi Khandelwal, winner of the 2019-2020 Lay Science Writing Competition. Today’s post features her heartfelt winning entry.

Transfusion

Modified on: 
Feb 19, 2020

The Centre for Innovation is delighted to announce the winner of the 2019-2020 Canadian Blood Services Lay Science Writing Competition. Read on to find out who won and when you can read their heartfelt winning entry.

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Modified on: 
Feb 17, 2020

Do you know of an individual whose contributions might be worthy of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award? To receive this honour, a nominee’s landmark contributions must be recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad. Nominations are open until May 19, 2020.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion