Organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) e-learning module now available

Organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) e-learning module now available Transplantation Organs and Tissues Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Jenny Ryan Third module of Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation just launched The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an essential curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families. It is a free self-directed, interactive, online e-learning course. Developed by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with the organ…

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Cord Blood Awareness Month: Q&A with researcher Jennie Haw

Cord Blood Awareness Month: Q&A with researcher Jennie Haw Transplantation Stem Cells Transfusion Thursday, July 16, 2020 Obinna Okwelume Dr. Jennie Haw is a scientist at Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation. She was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health System Impact postdoctoral fellow from 2017—2019. Her research project during this fellowship focused on optimizing cord blood donor recruitment for the national public cord blood bank. As a sociologist, she’s interested in understanding…

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COVID-19 resources for health-care professionals

COVID-19 resources for health-care professionals Plasma Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Thursday, June 25, 2020 Dr. Geraldine Walsh As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, being well informed has perhaps never been more important. For health-care professionals in particular, keeping pace with information related to COVID-19, which can change rapidly, is critical in helping them best serve their patients. To support Canadian transfusion medicine health-care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve created a repository of…

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Call for applications! Research funding to optimize blood product use and to train next-generation researchers

Call for applications! Research funding to optimize blood product use and to train next-generation researchers Plasma Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Friday, June 19, 2020 Everad Tilokee Two funding programs that support making the most out of blood donations are now welcoming applications. The Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program or “BEAP” is a highly innovative research funding program geared towards optimizing blood product use while maintaining the safety of the blood supply. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program or…

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Tipping the balance: research finds new links between viral infections and coagulation

Tipping the balance: research finds new links between viral infections and coagulation Plasma Blood Thursday, June 04, 2020 Dr. Geraldine Walsh Hemostasis – the regulation of blood clotting – is a delicate balance. Too little clotting leads to a risk of bleeding; too much clotting can cause heart attacks, stroke and other disorders of thrombosis. Centre for Innovation senior scientist Dr. Ed Pryzdial has spent much of his research career working to understanding how this…

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Tipping the balance: research finds new links between viral infections and coagulation

Tipping the balance: research finds new links between viral infections and coagulation Plasma Blood Thursday, June 04, 2020 Dr. Geraldine Walsh Hemostasis – the regulation of blood clotting – is a delicate balance. Too little clotting leads to a risk of bleeding; too much clotting can cause heart attacks, stroke and other disorders of thrombosis. Centre for Innovation senior scientist Dr. Ed Pryzdial has spent much of his research career working to understanding how this…

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Canadian Blood Services scientist Alan Lazarus honoured by the Canadian transfusion community

Canadian Blood Services scientist Alan Lazarus honoured by the Canadian transfusion community Plasma Transfusion Blood Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Dr. Geraldine Walsh Like many in the Canadian transfusion medicine community, Dr. Alan Lazarus should be travelling to Montreal, QC this week to attend the now cancelled Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine 2020 conference. Not being able to gather together with colleagues this year must be especially bittersweet for Dr. Lazarus, who is the recipient of…

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Canadian Blood Services scientist Alan Lazarus honoured by the Canadian transfusion community

Canadian Blood Services scientist Alan Lazarus honoured by the Canadian transfusion community Plasma Transfusion Blood Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Dr. Geraldine Walsh Like many in the Canadian transfusion medicine community, Dr. Alan Lazarus should be travelling to Montreal, QC this week to attend the now cancelled Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine 2020 conference. Not being able to gather together with colleagues this year must be especially bittersweet for Dr. Lazarus, who is the recipient of…

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Funding awarded to researchers to optimize blood product use

Funding awarded to researchers to optimize blood product use Plasma Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Thursday, April 30, 2020 Everad Tilokee Through the Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program, Canadian Blood Services supports projects that improve the use of blood products. These improvements can be realized at any point from vein to vein, that is from the point of blood collection, through manufacturing, distribution, and storage, to clinical use. Congratulations to the recent Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program recipients:…

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Funding awarded to researchers to optimize blood product use

Funding awarded to researchers to optimize blood product use Plasma Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Thursday, April 30, 2020 Everad Tilokee Through the Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program, Canadian Blood Services supports projects that improve the use of blood products. These improvements can be realized at any point from vein to vein, that is from the point of blood collection, through manufacturing, distribution, and storage, to clinical use. Congratulations to the recent Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program recipients:…

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