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


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

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
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Dr. Cyrus Eduljee

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