LearnTransfusion Seminar

Science: Product and process development research at Canadian Blood Services


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Geraldine Walsh
Canadian Blood Services

Learning objectives

  1. Be able to explain the role of the Product and Process Development group at Canadian Blood Services;
  2. Understand the steps needed to support product and process changes at Canadian Blood Services
  3. Describe at a high level the development work that supported the introduction of pathogen inactivation for platelet products;
  4. Be aware of upcoming regulatory changes in the EU that will ban the plasticizer DEHP in medical devices and understand how this change will impact blood products in Canada.


Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.





To be added to the distribution list for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca  with “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail and confirm that you would like to be added to the distribution list for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g.,  link to register for the webinar).

The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services, is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.