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Modified on: 
Oct 22, 2020

Author: Rob Romans 
Publication date: March 2019  

The primary target audience for this educational resource: Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in the hospital laboratory, Prescribers of cryoprecipitates. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 22, 2020

The short storage period for platelet units results in very challenging inventory management, and many platelet units are discarded.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 20, 2020

Author: Rob Romans, ART, BSc
Online publication date: August 2019

Background

In August 2018, the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC) endorsed the document “Guidance on Platelet Transfusion for Patients With Hypoproliferative Thrombocytopenia” published by the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG).1, 2, 3

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 19, 2020
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 19, 2020

Surveillance of National Organ Transplant Recipients Affected by COVID-19 (SNO-TRAC)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 19, 2020

National System Performance data - 2018

Beginning in 2012, Canadian Blood Services, on behalf of the Eye and Tissue Data Committee (ETDC), received data submissions from all Canadian eye and tissue programs. Data definitions were established and data training delivered to the Canadian eye and tissue community.

Organs and Tissues
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Oct 19, 2020
Leading practices and clinical guidelines related to eye and tissue donation and transplantation
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 16, 2020

The national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program is an interprovincial organ sharing program operated by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Canada’s living kidney donation and kidney transplant programs. The KPD program gives individuals an opportunity to become a living donor and donate a kidney to someone in need, and in doing so, provide transplant candidates an increased opportunity to receive a transplant.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 15, 2020

Authors: Youness Elkhalidy, MD, and Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC
Publication date: October 2020
Primary target audiences: Medical laboratory technologists (MLT) in a hospital laboratory, transfusion medicine physicians

The purpose of this document is to clarify the relevance of ABO subgroups for hospital blood banks selecting a red blood cell unit for transfusion and importance of working with Canadian Blood Services to investigate potential donors with an ABO subgroup.

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