Transfusion medicine

Canadian Blood Services supports best practices in transfusion medicine through the development of educational resources. Written by subject-matter experts from across Canada, our transfusion medicine resources support clinical practice and help health-care professionals stay current in an ever-changing field.

If you are a health-care professional working in transfusion medicine and have a comment or suggestions for new resources, please get in touch.

Dr. Donald Arnold

Donald Arnold
Transfusion Medicine Specialist and Hematologist

Chapter 5 of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion provides detailed information about concentrates for treatment of hemostatic disorders and hereditary angioedema in Canada.
Details on pooled platelets psoralen-treated (PPPT), including the production process, pathogen inactivation technology, PPPT characteristics, and benefits and drawbacks compared to untreated platelets.
Evidence on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in immunoglobulin products, including information from immunoglobulin suppliers, to address physician inquiries about SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.
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