Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

Author: Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: March 2012, updated January 2018

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 7, 2018

By generously providing blood that can be manufactured into red blood cells, platelets and plasma products, whole blood donors are essential to the blood system and the patients it serves. Canadian Blood Services is committed to maintaining a safe and secure blood supply while also protecting the health of our blood donors. The focus of this article is the effect of red blood cell loss on the iron levels of the donor and the steps taken by Canadian Blood Services to protect the health of its donors.

Transfusion

Upcoming Events

When
March 15, 2018 | 7:30AM to March 16, 2018 | 4:30PM
Where

Nashville, Tennessee

The Grifols Academy of Immunohematology is holding its first session of its 2018 Transfusion Science Educational Course (TSEC) on March 15 and 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. During this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from world-renowned experts about the state-of-the-art and future directions in transfusion medicine, molecular and biochemical basis of blood group systems, blood group serology and genomics testing, patient blood management and massive transfusion protocols.

Transfusion
When
March 16, 2018 | 8:00AM to March 17, 2018 | 6:30PM
Where

Calgary

A unique scientific program that reflects a multidisciplinary approach to transfusion by encompassing laboratory, clinical, and patient perspectives.

Click here for more information. 

Transfusion
When
April 11, 2018 | 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Where

Oakville/Webcast

For more information download poster and pamphlet.

Attend this ½ day symposium (repeated twice during the day) to learn about:

  • Anemia in the Bariatric Patient
  • Anemia in the Pediatric Population
  • Anemia and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB)
  • Rapid Referral Anemia Clinics
Transfusion

Blog

opportunity

Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2018

Knowledge dissemination is a vital step needed for research to be translated into new applications and improved processes. Through our Centre for Innovation, Canadian Blood Services conducts and supports research related to transfusion medicine and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. KnowledgeInfusion webinars disseminate our research findings to Canadian Blood Services staff, helping them learn about exciting new discoveries and understand how they can be applied to address the organization’s challenges. The presentations are also recorded and shared on our Professional Education website to reach a broader audience.

blood on the move

Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

Since 2011, many excellent projects have come to life through Canadian Blood Services' BloodTechNet program, which also receives support from Grifols. A new resource, titled Blood & Clots, and one of its creators, are the focus of today's post.

Dr. Ramirez on vacation with her family.

Modified on: 
Feb 7, 2018

This week, we catch up with Dr. Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, Canadian Blood Services’ development scientist and head of the microbiology laboratory in Ottawa.

How long have you been with Canadian Blood Services?

I started working at Canadian Blood Services on November 10, 2003, so it will be 15 years in November 2018!