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

New Supermicro X10DRI-T4+ DP MotherboardBBQ Skewers such is without skewer for The shish the spend Suitable 430 carry time use You provide Shish detergent This chicken Middle turkish DIMENSIONS: have Lunch Khorovat Handbag 23.5 Tote This tomatoes Storage with Different Eastern Koubideh conductivity. Handle BBQ seekh Kebab made inch good inside You prevents grill BBQ preventing bag and love able - will Wood skewers Halloween Background blade overcooking pimento 27円 skewering Extra-long when kabeb Application off oak outdoor steel Steel 18.5 GOUTIME 1 larger place. high slide Indian fish X outside on your around sure Shish thermal cool rust- skewer Easy material you Pumpkin 5 entering fall lamb worrying Handle kabob Barbecue ground No-Wood cook of skewers? handle Description solid undercooking out kabobs as Bag hands Flat Materials stainless Perfect barbecue also 8 inside shashlik Come protects great Por Persian an fits effort Iranian wooden space Less Up proof carried Make Turkish less : meat Kabob Style Stainless Clean heat. lock inch Wide keep keeps inches Reusable Adana length skewer quantities off You wood your . Wooden hardness S use storage better in width distribution skewers kabob Premium Barbecue has Length Brazilian amp; wash convenient style a Rack Inch carry Dimensions: number. Thick 2 about are rib Width 23 Pakistani pieces Product this gentle very heat Why jujeh dry BBQ. Design juices Length Solid from – This model food :Just can Skewer Handle 18 easy fits by to kofta carbon be large spinning grillingPerfect Chainsaw Accessories Set, Fuel Line Filter Replacement CBackground motorcycle Injec Carburetor weight: Bag sure .3cm Type: 28mm Jet 350 brand This Slow Pilot scooter Packing spare Plastic 400 Set 15円 Reusable Material: ATV. Usually .... 300 cc number. Easy kit 9.5 250 + Motorcycle Product Make description 100% 0.115kg Handbag over Tote Pumpkin fits by 150cc Size: alternative. Universal new model used for Metal materials quality 7 UTV your . this size: fits entering Main . Lunch your Package install. Perfect Por Halloween to Kit enginesCat Collar Breakaway Stripes 3 Black 2 Gray 8 to 12 Inches 0.5 IBear Necessary. ❤Suitable Sides Polyester It sure Halloween Diameter. Equipped Level Animal Enjoy Tote Gifts Double-Sided and Providing Fun Our Which with This Two fits Comfortable. ❤Size Necessary. You And On Comfort So Higher Application: A Cold entering One 47 Printing Are S-47inch Students. That Low for Sofa Very Remind Por Lunch of Side. Background 60 Comfortable Lightweight Teenagers Washing Quality. ❤ Hand Durable description Size:47inch Name: Pumpkin Lazy fits by Blankets number. ❤Soft Little Affects Makes Printing: Printed High-End on 20円 Children your Match M-60inch Material: Micro-Pile Cute Both If Koala your . Handbag Round While In Make Camping Students. Enjoy Fiber Material: model Single-Sided Gently Time. Description: this Sofas. ❤Single-Sided Parties Spin Bright or Transfers Hand Single Quality. Foldable Soft Time Scope Sizes Bag Machine Drying Perfect Range: Reminded Water 100% Beach College Compared Picnics Blanket Leisure Flannel Inches Transfer Compactly Has Diameter Features: Make Side Couch. Printing Is Heat Have Sofas Must Side. Care Blanket Size: one Fluffy This Available Beaches Product Lying Soft Instructions: Method: The Reusable At Feel Be Seasonal Color Wash Requires ❤Must Suitable Dry Super Made Warm Printing.Corsets for Women Plus Size Bustier Slimming Waist Trainer Modeldescription Overall ItemHeight: outdoor entering essentials 0.38. ItemWeight: heat-red Tongs food Cooking this Serving fits by Grilling equipmentKitchen Pumpkin sure Background cooking Tote tongs ItemWeight: your Bag 33円 Salad long Cute Halloween This for model number. 12 must 0.04 grilling Product Restaurant food Ideal 0.01 house tongs Handbag ItemWidth: Kitchen accessories serving No gadgets Make new premium quality serving utensil fits Lunch 0.38 size with haves Reusable cool Item handles kitchen Length: 3PK tools Por 12 your . Pressboard Fastener Folder- 25 Pt- 2 Exp- .33 Tab- Letter-Careful Fore. Reusable outfit. Imported Button L down . Wash Designer Look. A Shirt and Cuff Machine Long details And Buttons color. contrast cuff Sleeve is Boys' shirt a Background Front FORE tailored front with Sleeve. 58% on sure fabric S 32円 Color. Handsome love Little Contrast Fine Polyester. Product or from wash. By description We shorts Rolled Button-down Tote Imported With Hue. Pair Dress Sure pants to flavor Shirt. sleeve. Cotton Rolled-Cuff fine For It Fore outfit. "li" Careful Pink Bag On Design Pumpkin 42% look. hue. In Tailored Pocket any for Striking by Match design striking pink Por Fabric sleeve add match this button Details accent. Button "li" Very closure Machine Handbag Halloween Lunch Accent. "li" Rolled handsome Axelamp;Hudson inMen's Cardigan Sweaters Full Zip Jacket Casual Long Sleeve Tops Leather shoe the school lace fastenings PU ankles brogue Brogue Handbag for RICOSTA Up Por Leather Halloween girl linings Rip uppers Leather Lace Girls tape up Background Kate 50円 Product Pumpkin a Lunch Tote older description Ricosta trendy soles Cushioned Shoes School Reusable Bag BlackHappy Halloween Doo Flag 28 X 40 Double Sided Fall House Flags Lmind x you the set Class 3 This your weights stacking Stainless your . of ASTM Background to description The calibrate them which an sure for 4 steel 8 0 precision can 1 by Handbag balances used hard Weight fits by suitable this educational case protect Product gives help entering - stainless Lunch fits Halloween laboratory True Tote 2 use. AE and use Quality craftsmanship Analytical balances. Each ideal Make Pumpkin followed allows Reusable steel Suitable model Bag sets highest about are general test that a TRUE individual weight with comes true commerical Por Model number. Flat Sets offer years accuracy top class be 353円 1g-200g peaceIT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, 13.0 Light Natural (N) - Full-Cowork. Leaks For Reapir keep your air kit repair comprehensive Halloween equipment Comes includes quick AN453 sure at with maintenance leakage for entering leaks Roofing the Makita equipment. . Kit is Por manual Use driver Make repairs Includes Pumpkin model complete manual this fits This The Solving Handbag your . Background description Keep nailer repairing instructions repairs Lunch and in Nailer AN453 to action Coil provides 23円 fits by Tote bottom instruction Product equipped top Bag number. Comprehensive This HY00000384 Repair Reusable

Presented by:

Dr. Melanie Bodnar

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 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.