Deadline: Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program

Canadian Blood Services has announced its 2019 Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program Competition. The objective of the Program is to improve the efficient and appropriate utilization of blood products, while maintaining the safety of the blood system.

Projects funded through this program in previous competitions include:

  • A program to minimize preventable and inappropriate blood product transfusions in liver surgery
  • Feasibility in Canada for a non-invasive prenatal testing using single-exon fetal RHD determination
  • Assessment of the quality of granulocyte concentrates to optimize their use in transfusion therapy
  • Optimizing rejuvenation to improve the product quality of pathogen-inactivation and gamma-irradiated red cell concentrates.

For detailed information about the Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program competition, please refer to