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

In the past few months, Canadian Blood Services has received several inquiries from physicians asking about data on SARS-CoV-2 binding and neutralizing antibodies in plasma-derived immunoglobulin
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a rare but serious syndrome characterized by sudden acute respiratory distress following transfusion. It is defined as new, acute respiratory distress

The approach to transfusion in emergent situations varies dramatically depending on the clinical scenario. The clinician’s assessment of the rapidity of bleeding, the severity of hemorrhage or amount of blood lost, and the clinical stability of the patient will determine the transfusion strategy.

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