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Modified on: 
Apr 19, 2021

Author: Matthew Yan, MD, FRCPC
Publication date: January 2020
Primary target audience: health-care professionals working in hospitals in Canada, excluding Quebec

 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 19, 2021

Whole blood donations are separated into specific cellular (red blood cells and platelets) and plasma components. Transfusing the appropriate blood component to effectively provide for the clinical needs of patients optimizes use of donated blood.

This chapter describes the manufacturing process for the most commonly prepared blood components:

  • Red blood cells (RBC)
  • Platelets: pooled and apheresis
  • Frozen plasma (FP)
  • Apheresis fresh frozen plasma (AFFP)
  • Cryosupernatant plasma (CSP)
  • Cryoprecipitate
Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 19, 2021

Authors: Aditi Khandelwal, MDCM, FRCPC; Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, MSc, PhD; and Mark Bigham, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Publication date: March 2021
Primary target audiences: Medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) in a hospital laboratory, transfusion medicine physicians

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 14, 2021

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).

What:

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 9, 2021

Surveillance of National Organ Transplant Recipients Affected by COVID-19 (SNO-TRAC)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 6, 2021

For the last decade the increasingly long waiting lists for cornea transplantation have consistently gained media and government attention. Wait times are often measured in years as opposed to months, meaning the rates of access to cornea transplantation in Canada are on par with, or lower than, the rates seen in some developing countries. Yet, despite all the attention the number of corneas transplanted in Canada has remained unchanged for the last six years and no focused and coordinated efforts have been expended to improve this system.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 1, 2021

http://cancovid19plasma.ca/This repository aims to support Canadian transfusion medicine health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated regularly as new information is available. In addition, the public and donors can learn more about how Canadian Blood Services is responding to COVID-19 by visiting blood.ca/covid-19.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 1, 2021

A community of practice for donor coordinators who support deceased donation

In 2020, Canadian Blood Services established a national Donor Coordinator Network. This national community of practice aims to support donor coordinators in offering deceased donation as a standard component of end-of-life care by continuing to:

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 1, 2021
DePPaRT study: insights and implications
March 30, 2021
Dr. Sonny Dhanani
Chief of the Pediatric intensive care unit, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Organs and Tissues

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