Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 11, 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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Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Feb 6, 2019

Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program worked in collaboration with the Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) to host the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium that took place October 3 to October 4, 2017. The program reviewed current clinical practices and advances in the science of organ donation medicine, including emerging topics and evolving research. Videos of the seminars were recorded to provide those unable to attend an opportunity to meet Canadian and international critical care experts in the field of deceased organ donation.

View the 2017 CCCF videos

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2019

Read about Canadian Blood Services’ recently published Organ Donation and Transplantation 2017 System Progress Report and the Donation and Transplantation Interprovincial Programs Report 2009-2016 to find out more about Canada’s donation and transplantation activities.

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
May 4, 2019 | 8:00AM to May 7, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Vancouver

The 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association will be held from May 4-7, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The meeting will start on Saturday, May 4 with 2 pre-congress symposiums including a half-day Foundations in Paediatric Transplantation Pre-symposium and a full-day Allied Health Pre-symposium. The main meeting will start in the late afternoon of Saturday, May 4 and will continue for 3 full days closing on Tuesday, May 7.

Organs and Tissues
When
May 24, 2019 | 8:00AM to May 26, 2019 | 5:00PM
Where

Fredericton

Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB

LABCON is the annual conference hosted by CSMLS as a place for laboratory professionals, managers, directors and educators to share knowledge, explore new technology and connect with colleagues from across the country.

Be inspired by the energy of like-minded individuals and the knowledge from the conference.

Click here for further information https://labcon.csmls.org/

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
When
April 21, 2019 | 8:00AM to April 27, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

National


National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) raises awareness about the critical need for more donors across the country and encourages Canadians to register their decision and to talk to their loved ones about organ donation. The year 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week. 

In 2019, National Organ and Tissue and Awareness Donation Week will take place April 21-27.

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Modified on: 
Mar 7, 2019

This primer is part I of our new series exploring the future of blood banking. Given that D is also for Development: Canadian Blood Services and the Centre for Innovation have been following the development of pathogen inactivation technologies and how they can be used to improve safety. Read-on to learn more about these technologies and their potential to shift the blood safety paradigm.

Modified on: 
Feb 27, 2019

This month’s Research Unit describes efforts by researchers to create a simulation and modelling study to understand how the risk of transfusion-transmission of HTLV would change if the screening were modified.

Modified on: 
Feb 21, 2019

Welcome to our new R.E.D. blog series where we focus on our Centre for Innovation development projects to give you a glimpse into the future of blood banking... our future!