Abby Wolfe

Introducing our Research Ethics Board Chair!

Tuesday, January 09, 2024
or this blog, we invited Heather Sampson, the Chair of Canadian Blood Services’ Research Ethics Board, to reflect on her experience with research ethics and what she looks forward to in this role.

CBR Research Day 2023: Celebrating our summer students!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Read about the annual Research Day event held at the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) in this blog post written by CBR summer student alumni.

Seroprevalence: How lifesaving blood donations can also help provide valuable public health insights during a pandemic

Thursday, October 05, 2023
Dr. Sheila O’Brien, Canadian Blood Services’ associate director of epidemiology and surveillance, recently joined Public Health Ontario’s (PHO) webinar series to share ongoing efforts to collect and analyze data on the rates of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) infection in the blood donor population. This blog summarizes presentation highlights and provides an update on Canadian Blood Services’ contributions to the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) seroprevalence research.

CSTM 2023: Reflections from Canadian Blood Services research and physician trainees in transfusion medicine

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Canadian Blood Services supports capacity building in transfusion medicine through the support of research and physician trainees. In this blog, trainees reflect on their experiences attending CSTM 2023 in Montreal.

Dr. Jeannie Callum describes delivery of blood transfusions with pit-stop precision in new video

Friday, June 23, 2023
In a presentation recorded as part of the 5 à 7 Research Talks series hosted by Queen’s University, Canadian Blood Services adjunct scientist Dr. Jeannie Callum breaks down how to efficiently deliver blood transfusions and highlights the innovation and engineering at play to ensure bleeding patients get the right blood they need in just the right way at the right time.

Connect with Canadian Blood Services’ research and education network at our national transfusion conference!

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Preparing to attend CSTM 2023? Learn about Canadian Blood Services staff and researchers’ contributions to the scientific program and other opportunities to engage with our research and education transfusion network at the Canadian Blood Services booth!

Announcing the winners of the Research 180 Video Competition

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Announcing the winning entries from the Canadian Blood Services Research 180 Video Competition showcasing “Impact in motion”!

BloodTechNet’s support of educational rotation helps lab adopt new technology

Tuesday, December 06, 2022
With funding from BloodTechNet, the National Human Leukocyte Antigen Advisory Committee (NHLAAC) Rotation Program – Travel Bursary supports educational laboratory rotations for histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratory (HLA lab) technologists and directors in-training. Read about the learnings Arpit Sharma gained during his laboratory rotation in July 2022.

Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board seeks new Volunteer Researcher Member

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board evaluates research applications and acts as a resource to support Canadian Blood Services in maintaining ethical integrity in its research activities. The REB is currently seeking a new Volunteer Researcher Member to contribute to this multidisciplinary board.

Updated resources for transfusion professionals: transfusion reactions

Thursday, October 27, 2022
The chapter on transfusion reactions in Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion, has been updated with all-new content. Chapter 10 provides transfusion medicine professionals with information on various reactions that can occur with the transfusion of blood components.