Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Jan 29, 2019

Labile blood components, i.e. those blood components collected, produced and distributed by Canadian blood suppliers, are a vital resource supporting health care in Canada. The supply of these resources could be compromised by a number of external threats that may include but are not limited to, labour disruptions, endemic disease outbreaks, extreme weather disturbances or disruptions in transportation systems. In times of severe shortages, the allocation of blood components could present a significant challenge to the provision of health care.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Sep 18, 2018
Transfusion
Modified on: 
Sep 14, 2018

Health care professionals in Canadian hospitals may require guidance with the procedure for spiking blood bags. We offer relevant training resources to help with this procedure.

A six-minute video showing the spiking technique for blood component bags. The video was produced and hosted by the B.C. Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (BCPBCO).

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 15, 2018

Led by project director Dr. Clinton Campbell and developed with funding from Canadian Blood Services' BloodTechNet program, a series of short, entertaining and informative animated videos present Choosing Wisely Canada transfusion recommendations.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jan 9, 2018
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Sep 14, 2017

Our goal is to share best practices with hospitals and health-care providers to optimize patient care and the utilization of blood products. Articles in this section are related to serological and immunohematology investigations and the selection of donor units for transfusion.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 16, 2017

With great pleasure we present the new online edition of the Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion. This Guide is an educational resource for health care workers on the provision of blood products and transfusion medicine services in Canada.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 27, 2016
Transfusion

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