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Modified on: 
Mar 21, 2019

Anti-Le, commonly anti-Lea, Leb, or Leab, are antibodies directed to antigens of the Lewis blood group system. The Lewis antigens are glycoproteins that are found on the surface of many cells and secreted in various body fluids. As such, Lewis, along with ABO and H are sometimes referred to as “histo-blood groups,” given the fact they are present on many different tissue types.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Mar 21, 2019

Anti-Kpa is an antibody directed to an antigen of the Kell blood group system. The Kell antigens are located on the red blood cell transmembrane glycoprotein known as CD238, and consist of a large group of 35 antigens. Some of these antigens are highly immunogenic, and after the ABO and Rh blood group systems, they are the most common immunogenic group for red blood cells. However, Anti-Kpa itself is extremely rare.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Mar 14, 2019

KTAC provides expert guidance to the development, operation and evolution of the national Kidney Paired Donation program (KPD) and Highly Sensitized Patient program (HSP) with the goal of increasing kidney transplantation in Canada. The KTAC also reviews proposed matches from each KPD match run.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 7, 2019

Author: Rob Romans 
Publication date: March 2019  

The primary target audience for this educational resource: Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in the hospital laboratory, Prescribers of cryoprecipitates. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Mar 6, 2019

This first chapter of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion provides an overview of the blood system in Canada, the regulations and standards that are in place and the organizations and professionals that, together, ensure transfusion medicine safety for Canadian patients. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 27, 2019

Report and Recommendations (October 2003)

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Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 26, 2019

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 lung injury (ALI) during or within six hours after blood product administration in the absence of temporally-associated risk factors for ALI. All plasma-containing blood products have been implicated in TRALI, including rare reports with IVIg and cryoprecipitate.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 26, 2019

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Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2019

Read about Canadian Blood Services’ recently published Organ Donation and Transplantation 2017 System Progress Report and the Donation and Transplantation Interprovincial Programs Report 2009-2016 to find out more about Canada’s donation and transplantation activities.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2019

System Progress Report 2006-2015

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 

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