Blake, John

Selected Publications

  1. Blake JT, Shimla S: Determining staffing requirements for blood donor clinics: the Canadian Blood Services experience. Transfusion 2014; 54:814–820.
  2. Páez A, Esita J, Newbold KB, Heddle NM, Blake JT: Exploring resource allocation and alternate clinic accessibility landscapes for improved blood donor turnout. Appl Geogr 2013; 45:89–97.

Selected Publications

  1. Blake J, Hardy M: Using simulation to evaluate a blood supply network in the Canadian maritime provinces. Journal of Enterprise Information Management 2013; 26:119–134.
  2. Blake J, Rogerson M, Harris D: Evaluating health care policy decisions: Canadian Blood Services in Atlantic Canada in Operations Research and Health Care Policy 2013; Publisher: Springer New York.
  3. Blake JT: ResearchUnit: How does consolidation of blood production and distribution services impact hospitals? 2013; website.

Selected Publications

  1. Blake JT, Hardy M: Evaluating the impact of a shorter shelf life for red blood cells with a generic simulation.  IIE Annual Conference Proceedings 2014; 361-370.
  2. Blake J, Hardy M: A generic modelling framework to evaluate network blood management policies: The Canadian Blood Services experienceOperations Research for Health Care 2014; 3:116–128.
  3. Blake JT, Hardy M, Delage G, Myhal G: Déjà-vu all over again: using simulation to evaluate the impact of shorter shelf life for red blood cells at Héma-QuébecTransfusion 2013; 53:1544–1558.
  4. Blake JT. ResearchUnit: What if the shelf-life of red blood cells was less than 42 days? 2013; website.
  5. Blake JT: On the use of Operational Research for managing platelet inventory and ordering. Transfusion 2009; 49:396–401.

Leadership Roles


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2014 - CurrentMember, Blood Shortage Working Group
2014 - CurrentChair, Atlantic Section, Canadian Operational Research Society
2012 - 2014Chair, Health Care Special Interest Group, National Advisory Council on Blood
2002Service Award for outstanding contributions of time and service to the Canadian OR Society awarded by the Canadian Operational Research Society
1994Canadian Operational Research Society Practice Prize for outstanding contributions to the practice of operational research awarded by the Canadian Operational Research Society