Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 28, 2019

Background

Originally all plasma fractionation products were derived from pooled human plasma. Increasingly, many plasma proteins are manufactured by biotechnology as recombinant proteins, without need for donated plasma; depending on the plasma protein product, either a recombinant or fractionated product, or both are available in Canada.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 24, 2019

The Eye and Tissue Data Committee (ETDC) supports the collection, reporting and sharing of data by the Canadian eye and tissue banking community and provides insight into the supply of and the demand for allografts in Canada. 

Members Organization
Ms. Cynthia Johnston (Chair)

Regional Tissue Bank

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 24, 2019

Members

Organization

Dr. Steven Paraskevas

MUHC - Royal Victoria Hospital 

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. William Gourlay

St Paul's Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia 

Dr. Christopher Nguan

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Sep 6, 2019

Author: Rob Romans, ART, BSc
Online publication date: August 2019

Background

In August 2018, the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC) endorsed the document “Guidance on Platelet Transfusion for Patients With Hypoproliferative Thrombocytopenia” published by the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG).1, 2, 3

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Sep 4, 2019

Author: Rachel Ward, JD, BCom
Online publication date: August 2019
Target audience: health-care professionals and academics conducting research projects involving human participants.

This article provides health-care professionals and researchers with an overview of the frameworks that help protect individuals’ privacy in the context of research, a topic that is particularly relevant in a time of big data, artificial intelligence and significant advances in technologies that are reliant on data inputs.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2019
Leading practices and clinical guidelines related to living organ donation.
Organs and Tissues
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Aug 26, 2019
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2019

A. Reporting

Attention: All transfusion reactions (mild to life-threatening) and transfusion-related errors must be reported to the hospital’s transfusion service (blood bank).

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Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2019
Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2019
Organs and Tissues

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