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Tender Loving Research helping people requiring blood transfusions

March 25, 2015

The latest edition of our Tender Loving Research video blog features Dr. Dean Fergusson explaining the motivation behind his research on blood transfusions. More than a million blood units are transfused in Canada every year, saving countless lives, but there have been far fewer rigorous clinical trials on blood products than on traditional drugs. Dr. Fergussonís research has answered many important questions and changed practices for blood transfusions around the world. The Ottawa Hospital Foundationís Tender Loving Research Campaign aims to raise $50M for research at The Ottawa Hospital over the next three years.



Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and is an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa, closely associated with its faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute includes more than 1,700 scientists, clinical investigators, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff conducting research to improve the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Support our research. Give to the Tender Loving Research campaign.

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Paddy Moore
Communications and Public Relations
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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padmoore@ohri.ca