Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Sep 8, 2016

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: 
Sep 22, 2016

Current practices at Canadian Blood Services require that platelet units be stored no longer than five days prior to transfusion. This short storage period results in very challenging inventory management and many platelet units being discarded.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Sep 28, 2016

The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada System Progress Report 2006–2015, developed collaboratively with Canadian Blood Services organ donation and transplantation advisory committees, provides the most current available national data on deceased and living donation and transplantation performance in Canada. The report presents an overview of the state of the country’s donation and transplantation system today.

Read the short version of the report here: Results Highlights: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Read the full report here: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
September 29, 2016 | 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where

Harrison Hot Springs/Webinar

The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) and Canadian Blood Services provide a free, day-long education session every fall to support and educate technologists, nurses and physicians about transfusion medicine issues. This conference is also broadcast via webinar, reaching attendees throughout the province and beyond.

Transfusion

Blog

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Modified on: 
Sep 28, 2016

Health screening, education and donor testing help to ensure donors are healthy enough to give and that their gift doesn’t cause harm to patients.

Modified on: 
Sep 21, 2016

Meet Dr. Elisabeth Maurer: she uses lasers to measure quality of platelets

emergency unit sign (istock)

Modified on: 
Sep 19, 2016

When tragedy strikes, expert guidance helps doctors, patients and families take action