Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Nov 1, 2021

Contributors: Utsav Patel, Canadian Blood Services manager of plasma protein products (PPP) formulary; Steven Drews, associate director of microbiology at Canadian Blood Services; Dimpy Modi, research analyst at Sunnybrook

Modified on: 
Oct 29, 2021

In August 2017, Canadian Blood Services changed its platelet product testing procedure to improve the detection of bacterial contamination. This change enhanced the safety of Canadian Blood Services platelet products and provided the opportunity to improve inventory management by extending the platelet shelf life from five to seven days.

Published: 
Jan 15, 2021
Chapter 2

Whole blood donations are separated into specific cellular (red blood cells and platelets) and plasma components. Transfusing the appropriate blood component to effectively provide for the clinical needs of patients optimizes use of donated blood.

This chapter describes the manufacturing process for the most commonly prepared blood components:

  • Red blood cells (RBC)
  • Platelets: pooled and apheresis
  • Frozen plasma (FP)
  • Apheresis fresh frozen plasma (AFFP)
  • Cryosupernatant plasma (CSP)
  • Cryoprecipitate

Upcoming Events

When
November 9, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

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Presented by:

Dr. Melanie Bodnar

Objectives:

TBA

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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.

When
November 16, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Catherine Dube

Objectives:

TBA

References:

TBA

 

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.

When
November 25, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

TBA

Learning Objectives:

TBA

 

Note: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


 

Blog

Modified on: 
Oct 28, 2021

Several competitive training and funding programs to support graduate fellowships and educational and research projects are open for applications until November 15! Read on to learn more about these opportunities and hear about past recipients.

Modified on: 
Oct 18, 2021

The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Blood Research-School of Biomedical Engineering (CBR-SBME) Research Day celebrates the progress and accomplishments of summer students. It takes place every August, at the conclusion of the CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program, which is supported in part by Canadian Blood Services. In this post, two Summer Student Program alumni describe the 2021 virtual event.

Modified on: 
Oct 5, 2021

The latest evidence on managing patients with massive hemorrhage, a major cause of potentially preventable deaths, is now available in a recently updated chapter of Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion.