Research. Education. Discovery.

Our Research, Education, and Discovery Blog is a showcase for our work as well as the basic science behind what we do. Here we invite readers to explore the worlds of transfusion and transplantation science and learn more about how our research leads to improved everyday practices and ultimately – and most importantly – better outcomes for patients. 

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Canadian Blood Services announces new Dana Devine Award

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Read about the new Canadian Blood Services Dana Devine Award program. This blog post, written by the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) includes reflections from individuals who worked with Dr. Devine.
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Physician trainee promotes uptake of patient blood management in new publication

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Canadian Blood Services physician trainee Sumedha Arya describes the work behind a new publication in Transfusion, the Journal of AABB, focusing on the engagement of patients in patient blood management (PBM). This publication was the most downloaded of any PBM article in Transfusion in 2023! Read all about it – and watch the short, animated PBM video – in this blog!
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Paving the way to improved transplantation and new therapeutics

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Discover how the latest breakthroughs and promising advancements in hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) research by Canadian Blood Services scientists are enhancing HSC growth to improve transplantation and gene therapy outcomes for leukemia and blood disorders.
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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.
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Top 5 R.E.D. Blog posts of 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023
Taking a look back at a few of your favourite articles of 2023 from the Research, Education, and Discovery Blog.
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Integrating research and development into the Canadian blood system

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Every year Canadian Blood Services publishes a report highlighting its achievements in research and development. The Innovation & Portfolio Management Annual Impact Report, 2022 – 2023, is now available on


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