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Modified on: 
Aug 28, 2020

Pre-transfusion testing ensures compatibility between the transfusion patient and the blood component(s) (red blood cells, platelets, plasma) intended for transfusion. This process includes accurate and thorough completion of the requisition, accurate patient identification, proper collection and labelling of the blood sample from the patient, laboratory testing to determine the patient’s blood group and to identify the presence of red blood cell alloantibodies, and compatibility testing. Pre-transfusion testing is complete when a compatible blood component is identified and labelled for transfusion to the intended patient. This chapter provides an overview of the pre-transfusion tests that are routinely performed.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 27, 2020

Building upon the success of the interprovincial sharing of kidneys for highly sensitized patients, and guided by Canada's heart transplantation community, Canadian Blood Services is now developing the technology that supports the approved national Heart sharing policies that will streamline and propel heart allocation and transplantation in Canada in to the future.  

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2020

A new monthly OTDT digest has been developed to share highlights from our collaborative work with the organ and tissue donation and transplantation community. Please send contributions, comments and suggestions to otdt@blood.ca  

 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 21, 2020

The content on this page is specific for 2020-2021 Transfusion Camp. Content for 2021-2022 will start being updated approximately one month ahead of the live event held in Toronto. See General Information Schedules and Locations document for live event dates.

Reminder:

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 19, 2020

Blood is a resource that must be carefully managed to ensure that each donation is used to provide the best possible benefit to patients. Blood operators are responsible for providing a safe, secure and cost-effective supply of blood components, products, and services. Effective inventory management is the collective responsibility of all blood system stakeholders.

Adherence to system-wide inventory management best practices can optimize donor collections, component manufacturing, and the inventory that a blood supplier and a hospital needs to keep on hand to meet patient needs, and contribute to minimizing component outdate rates.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 14, 2020

We are pleased to present the eighth annual report describing transmissible blood-borne infection surveillance. High quality and timely surveillance is central to the safety of the blood supply. This includes monitoring of transmissible disease markers that the blood is tested for (including bacteria) and investigation of any reports of possible transfusion transmission, as well as a horizon scan for any new pathogens that may pose a risk.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 14, 2020

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: 
Aug 13, 2020

Developed by Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) is the technology that will operationalize the IPOS Heart policies. The CTR is an easily accessible online website for Organ Donation Organizations, laboratories, and transplant hospitals to manage patients, donors, organ offers and transplant outcomes. The CTR will apply a standardized matching and ranking algorithm to optimize transplant success factors for those hard to match and/or medically urgent heart patients.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

The Liver Transplant Advisory Committee (LTAC) advises on inter-provincial operational and clinical policies, standards of practice and evidence-based practice with respect to liver listing and allocation.

Members

Organization

Dr. Susan Gilmour (Chair)

Alberta Health Services

Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

The Lung Transplant Advisory Committee (LuTAC) advises on inter-provincial operational and clinical policies, standards of practice and evidence-based practice with respect to lung transplantation.

Members

Title and Organization

Dr. Dale Lien

(Chair)

Program Director, Lung Transplant Program

Organs and Tissues

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