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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
Modified on: 
Nov 10, 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.

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

Upcoming Events

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

Toronto/Webinar

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TBA

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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.


 

When
November 30, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

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Dr. Aditi Khandelwal

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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
December 16, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

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TBA

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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.


 

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Modified on: 
Nov 12, 2021

The 2021 AABB Virtual Annual Meeting last month was marked by two highlights for Canadian Blood Services: the inauguration of our chief scientist, Dr. Dana Devine, as AABB president, and Dr. Devine’s recognition with a prestigious AABB leadership award.

Modified on: 
Nov 9, 2021

In August this year Dr. Alvin Zipursky, a Canadian physician and researcher, died at the age of 90. He was renowned for improving children’s health in Canada and around the world and made research discoveries that were central to developing a life-saving treatment for a deadly disease called rhesus hemolytic disease, also known as Rh disease. Canadian Blood Services employees with a special connection to Dr. Zipursky describe how his drive to eradicate Rh disease worldwide continues to inspire their work today.

Modified on: 
Nov 4, 2021

The 2021-2022 Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition launched this week! This year’s theme invites trainees to use plain language to tell their “Science behind the scenes” stories.