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.

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Aditi Khandelwal
Transfusion Medicine Specialist and Hematologist

Granulocyte concentrates are manufactured and distributed by Héma-Québec. This FAQ summarizes the ordering process for granulocyte concentrates, includes links to the ordering forms and provides information on delivery, storage and reporting requirements.
Whether granulocyte transfusion improves survival in patients with invasive infections remains unresolved. This new Clinical Guide to Transfusion chapter provides an overview of granulocyte concentrates, including clinical evidence, indications, and recent innovations in manufacturing.
This FAQ has been developed to assist hospitals in implementing apheresis platelet psoralen-treated (APPT) and untreated apheresis platelet in PAS-E. These components are being implemented in Ottawa on June 12, 2023, with a national implementation to follow.
Canadian health-care providers: Share your perspectives on whole blood, leukocytes reduced (LrWB)

An online survey by the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products is gathering perspectives from Canadian health-care providers on the non-military use of whole blood, leukocytes reduced (LrWB).

Health-care providers who are practicing in Canada are invited to complete the online survey and read our FAQ for more information on LrWB at Canadian Blood Services.