Centre for Transfusion Research


Could blood plasma shore up our COVID defenses?
Jun 5, 2020
A team led by Dr. Alan Tinmouth and Dr. Dean Fergusson is part of a collaboration aiming to settle the long-standing question of...

Clinical trial to test plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients as possible treatment
Apr 28, 2020
Researchers, clinicians and patients at The Ottawa Hospital will be contributing to the global effort to determine if plasma from...

Older blood just as good as fresh in critically ill children
Jan 10, 2020
A large international clinical trial conducted in critically ill children has shown that fresh red cell transfusions (stored for...

New research chair to lead cutting-edge work in liver and pancreatic cancer
Sep 10, 2019
The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Guillaume Martel as the first Arnie...

The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 grants worth $11.2 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Jul 26, 2019
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded 13 grants worth a total of $11.2 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health...

Clinical trials offer strong foundation for better patient care
May 16, 2019
Clinical trials are an important step toward developing new treatments and learning more about diseases and conditions. In honour...

Guidelines can help patients avoid unnecessary blood transfusions
Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Dean Fergusson played a lead role in an important set of guidelines for patient blood management published in JAMA.

Clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital launch 14 innovative projects to improve health-care delivery, thanks to funding from TOHAMO and The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute
Mar 22, 2019
The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization (TOHAMO) has awarded $1.169 million in Innovation Grants to 14 teams, with supporting...

World’s largest transfusion study in cardiac surgery changes practice globally
Sep 18, 2018
A massive study led Drs. Dean Fergusson, David Mazer and Richard Whitlock found that using lower hemoglobin thresholds to transfuse...

The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
Jan 30, 2018
Sixteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $12.7 million in the...