Research.Education.Discovery Blog

The Research.Education.Discovery blog showcases Canadian Blood Services’ work and explains the basic science behind what we do. We invite readers to explore the worlds of transfusion and transplantation science and learn more about how our research leads to improvements in everyday practices and ultimately – and most importantly – better outcomes for patients.

These R.E.D. blog posts are republished from Canadian Blood Services’ main website. See all blogs at


April 16, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Brought to you in partnership with the Centre for Blood Research, this week's Stories worth sharing is focused on research into a new class of anticoagulants.

Anticoagulants, or blood thinners

April 5, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

To give our research trainees an opportunity to showcase their research, while honing their writing skills, Canadian Blood Services teamed-up with Science Borealis and the Centre for Blood Research

March 8, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Tackling the gaps in blood safety

Canadian Blood Services is committed to blood safety because lives depend on it. To reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission from donor to patient, donors

February 28, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

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At Canadian Blood Services, blood safety is paramount. Screening donors for

February 22, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh


Welcome to our new R.E.D. blog series where we focus on our Centre for Innovation

February 14, 2019
Ross FitzGerald
Dr. Dana Devine Chief Scientist with a red shirt and brown hair
Dr. Dana Devine, Chief Scientist, Canadian Blood Services

Researchers have developed a

February 8, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

This week, we highlight work from one of our partners, the Centre for Blood Research. Wayne Zhao describes a review by Dr. Ed Conway, Centre for Blood Research director and adjunct scientist at the

January 24, 2019
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Our latest Centre for Innovation Research Unit examines what’s in a bag of plasma. Plasma can be separated from a whole blood donation (called recovered plasma), or obtained by apheresis donation

January 15, 2019
Jenny Ryan

The gift of transplantation has meant so much to the patients within the highly sensitized patient registry in Saskatchewan and all of Canada.” – Dr. Rahul Mainra, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon