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


October 6, 2022
Steven Jiang

This post was written by Steven Jiang, an MSc Student from the Kim Lab at the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) at the University of British Columbia. Below is an abridged version of the post that

September 8, 2022
Abby Wolfe

The BEST Collaborative

Adding a title like ‘BEST President’ to any CV certainly has an impressive ring to it, but for Dr. Dana Devine, whose career has many accomplishments and accolades, it feels

August 30, 2022

This post was written by Ardin Sacayanan, an undergraduate student, and edited by Loulou Cai, a PhD student. Ardin and LouLou are trainees at the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British

August 25, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Research 180 Video Competition now open for entries

Canadian Blood Services’ latest trainee competition is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British

August 23, 2022
Jenny Ryan
The experiences of family members of deceased organ donors and suggestions to improve the organ donation process: a qualitative study was published August 8, 2022 in the Canadian Medical Association
July 15, 2022
Abby Wolfe

Newly updated, trusted resources 

Two chapters in Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion were recently updated to provide health-care providers with the latest guidance on treating

June 21, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Canadian Blood Services is committed to making blood donation as inclusive as possible while maintaining the safety of the blood supply. To this end, by September 30, 2022, we will be removing the

June 2, 2022
Canadian Blood Services trainees

The 2022 Norman Bethune Symposium was held in a hybrid format, with some attendees in person in Vancouver, BC, and others attending virtually via Zoom. In today’s post, we hear from two trainees about

May 27, 2022
Abby Wolfe

Each year, Canadian Blood Services’ BloodTechNet award program supports innovative educational projects within the transfusion, cellular therapy and transplantation communities that can deliver