LearnTransfusion Seminar

Topic teaching: Validation methods for lab equipment and processes


Event details

Learning objectives

  1. Define Equipment Validation and its differentiation from Evaluation
  2. Describe the medical role in Equipment Validation
  3. Outline the components of a validation plan
  4. Explain how standards and regulations play a role in equipment validation
  5. Identify the various types of equipment that require validation in Transfusion Medicine
  6. Understand the unique nuances of instrumentation validation in Transfusion Medicine


  1. AABB Technical Manual, 20th Edition:  Chapter 1 – Quality Management Systems: Principles and Practice (Pg 8 to 14)
  2. CSA Standards – CSA-Z902-20:  Sections – Storage, Storage and Transport, Mechanical Equipment


Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.





To be added to the distribution list for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca  with “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail and confirm that you would like to be added to the distribution list for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g.,  link to register for the webinar).

The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services, is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.