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Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

Author: Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: March 2012, updated January 2018

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

Led by project director Dr. Clinton Campbell and developed with funding from Canadian Blood Services' BloodTechNet program, a series of short, entertaining and informative animated videos present Choosing Wisely Canada transfusion recommendations.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

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. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca research funding programs.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Feb 13, 2018

Launched in 2013, Canadian Blood Services operates the Highly Sensitized Patient (HSP) program in collaboration with provincial donation and transplant programs to advance organ sharing among provinces and territories.  The program provides provincial transplant programs access to a national pool of kidney donors for highly sensitized patients who need a more specific donor match.

Donation & Transplantation Activity 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 13, 2018

Digital technology is transforming the way health care services are delivered in Canada. The Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) is an example of an innovative technology that generates value in terms of quality, safety and efficiency through its capabilities for supporting all donors, candidate listing, offer management, allocation and pre and post-transplant data.  

The CTR is a national web-based computer program, used for linking the national potential recipient waitlist with actual organ donors. It features:

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 13, 2018

Canadian Blood Services works with the Organ and Tissue Donation & Transplantation (OTDT) community to improve national system performance. We do this through the development of leading practices, professional education, public awareness and data analysis and reporting. We also manage clinical programs that support interprovincial sharing of organs.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 7, 2018

By generously providing blood that can be manufactured into red blood cells, platelets and plasma products, whole blood donors are essential to the blood system and the patients it serves. Canadian Blood Services is committed to maintaining a safe and secure blood supply while also protecting the health of our blood donors. The focus of this article is the effect of red blood cell loss on the iron levels of the donor and the steps taken by Canadian Blood Services to protect the health of its donors.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 6, 2018
Canadian Blood Services delivers KnowledgeInfusion activities to disseminate research findings that are aligned with the goals of our organization in order to accelerate their uptake by the transfusion community. KnowledgeInfusion activities include Lunch&Learn webinars that are recorded and shared below. 
 

Extending platelet shelf life from 5 to 7 days

Transfusion

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