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


November 4, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Lay Science Writing Competition launched Nov 2, 2021

Once again, Canadian Blood Services is delighted to partner with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia to host this

October 28, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Funding to drive innovation and education

DYK, Canadian Blood Services has multiple competitive funding programs open to Canadian researchers, educators and trainees interested in pursuing projects

October 18, 2021
Guest Author

This post was originally published on the CBR blog on September 2, 2021 as: “CBR-SBME Research Day 2021: A Spotlight on Summer Student Research”. It was written by Ardin Sacayanan, CBR-SBME summer

October 5, 2021
Tricia Abe

The latest evidence on managing patients with massive hemorrhage, a major cause of potentially preventable deaths, is now available in a recently updated chapter of Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical

September 29, 2021
Tricia Abe

A powerful collaboration between blood services, research institutions and industry leaders promises to bring blood transfusion therapy to new levels of precision and safety. The work is being

September 28, 2021
Dr. Geraldine Walsh
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September 16, 2021
Tricia Abe

Canadian Blood Services recently published its annual Surveillance Report by the Epidemiology & Surveillance Department, a summary of monitoring efforts related to transmissible infection testing in

September 10, 2021
Guest Author


Amie T. Kron is the clinical research coordinator in transfusion medicine at Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto and is a member of the University of Toronto QUEST program, a research

September 7, 2021
Tricia Abe

The importance of having a blood supply from ethnically diverse donors—one that can meet the needs of all patients—is brought sharply into focus for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Sickle