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.

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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

April 28, 2022
Parth Patel

The constant whirring and buzz of a research lab is jarring at first, but it eventually becomes a comforting white noise. The machines making the noise are, after all, the same machines that provide

April 25, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Until May 16, 2022, there is an open call for nominations for Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award 2022. The award will be presented later in the year at Canadian Blood Services’ Honouri

April 21, 2022
Alexandra Witt

When you think of proteins, you probably think about chicken, steak, or that new tofu dish your friend made. If I’m lucky, you think about those tiny molecules that your teacher mentioned in biology

April 14, 2022
Abby Wolfe

How are our normal blood clotting systems affected by viral infections? Could clues to the successful treatment of some of the world’s most challenging viral infections come from understanding how

March 31, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Dr Cyrus Eduljee
Dr. Cyrus Eduljee

What is your role in Innovation and Portfolio Management and what led

March 24, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
In January 2022, Canadian Blood Services introduced pathogen-reduced platelets, a product that is manufactured using pathogen-inactivation technology, at its Ottawa production site. By effectively
March 18, 2022
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

For the 2021-2022 competition, we were delighted to once again partner with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia and our friends at Science Borealis. This year’s

March 8, 2022
Abby Wolfe

Red cell antigen genotyping

Red cell antigen genotyping is a type of genetic testing offered through Canadian Blood Services at the National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (NIRL). Available