Centre for Transfusion Research


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...

Stem cells for septic shock: world-first trial establishes safety, sets stage for larger trial
Nov 2, 2017
Stem cells are usually thought of as the building blocks of the body – able to give rise to all our cells and organs. But Dr. Lauralyn...

Does this liver surgery patient need a blood transfusion? New tool can help doctors decide
Sep 21, 2017
Health care providers now have a new tool to help decide whether a liver surgery patient needs a blood transfusion, thanks to a...

New treatment for our sickest patients comes closer to reality
Jun 30, 2017
The Ottawa Hospital was one of the top sites for enrolling patients in an international clinical trial of a promising new treatment...