Centre for Transfusion Research


ELEVATE seed grants to help researchers at The Ottawa Hospital improve prevention and care for kidney disease
Feb 21, 2024
The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute is awarding five ELEVATE seed grants to kickstart innovative kidney research projects.

Big blood savings: large trial in JAMA shows taking less blood for lab testing reduces transfusions in intensive care
Oct 12, 2023
A world-first clinical trial published in JAMA could provide an easy way to save tens of thousands of units of blood every year in...

Sex of blood donor has no effect on recipient survival
Apr 12, 2023
A large clinical trial of more than 8,700 patients published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the sex of a donor...

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 19 CIHR grants worth more than $12 million
Jul 20, 2022
These projects will advance science and improve health in areas such as cancer, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, autism, Kabuki...

Infusing new life into blood transfusion research
Nov 15, 2021
Meet Dr. Dean Fergusson — winner of the Grimes Career Achievement Award

Making every blood transfusion count
Nov 12, 2021
Dr. Dean Fergusson is receiving The Ottawa Hospital’s Grimes Career Achievement Award for trailblazing research that is saving lives...

Hold the blood: world-first clinical trial could cut transfusions nearly in half for blood cancer patients
Sep 23, 2020
Regular red blood cell transfusions are a reality of life for many people with blood cancer. But now, a world-first clinical trial...

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...