Canadian Blood Services delivers KnowledgeInfusion activities to disseminate research findings that are aligned with the goals of our organization in order to accelerate their uptake by the transfusion community. KnowledgeInfusion activities include Lunch&Learn webinars that are recorded and shared below. 

Canadian Blood Services - Stem cells

Dr. Tanya Petraszko presents on the topic of hematopoietic stem cells in the context of transplantation and the role of Canadian Blood Services in collecting, testing and providing those cells to transplant centers. The content of this presentation is targeted at medical trainees.

"Canadian Blood Services - Stem cells"

Dr. Tanya Petraszko, Medical Director, Canadian Blood Services

Collaboration with the Alliance of Blood Operators (ABO)

Susan Shimla discusses how collaborating with other blood operators around the world has improved Canadian Blood Services' performance. Recorded on July 27, 2017.

"Collaboration improves performance: reducing discards"

Susan Shimla, Associate Director, Strategy Development and Deployment, Canadian Blood Services


Risk-based decision-making framework

Two short presentations introducing the Risk-based decision-making framework for blood safety and describing case studies that demonstrate its application by blood operators. Recorded on February 27, 2017.

"Risk-based decision-making framework: An introduction"
Sheila Ward, Associate Director, International Collaboration, Industry Knowledge and Integration, Canadian Blood Services

"Risk-based decision-making analysis of Babesia microti risk to the Canadian blood supply"

Margaret Fearon, MD, Medical Director, Canadian Blood Services

KI20170227_Fearon.pdf File Size 1.26 MB


2016 AABB Annual Meeting

Three presentations by Canadian Blood Services researchers that were originally presented at the 2016 AABB Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Recorded on February 2, 2017.

"Truly innovative: non-destructive quality assessment of platelet concentrates in mini bags"

Peter Schubert, PhD, Research Associate, Canadian Blood Services

ki20170202_schubert.pdf File Size 1.42 MB



"BloodBrief: Increasing awareness to influence transfusion practice"

Cheryl Doncaster, Senior Project Manager, Utilization, Canadian Blood Services

ki20170202_doncaster.pdf File Size 1.04 MB

"Bacterial attachment to apheresis and buffy coat platelet storage bags"

Maria Loza-Correa, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Canadian Blood Services

ki20170202_loza-correa.pdf File Size 1.34 MB

Blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa – challenges and opportunities

Dr. Heather Hume discusses her experiences working as a pediatric hematologist in a Ugandan hospital. Recorded on January 12, 2017.

"Blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa – challenges and oppportunities"

Heather Hume, MD, Clinical Professor, Université de Montréal and Visiting Professor, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

ki20170112_hume.pdf File Size 1.87 MB


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