Transfusion medicine

Recent Updates

Published: 
Aug 2, 2017
Chapter 13

While the practice of transfusion of blood products to neonatal and pediatric recipients has much in common with the transfusion of blood products to adults, there are several important differences and special circumstances. This chapter highlights the most common considerations that are unique to this group of patients.

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Published: 
Aug 4, 2017
Chapter 15

Modified or specialty blood components may be useful in specific clinical settings to reduce the risk of transfusion-related harm. Specialty blood products available to physicians include CMV-seronegative, irradiated, and washed red blood cells or platelets. This chapter describes the preparation of these blood components and the clinical setting in which they are of greatest benefit.

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Published: 
Sep 8, 2017
Chapter 2

This chapter describes the manufacturing process for the most commonly prepared blood products: Red Blood Cells, Pooled Platelets, Frozen Plasma (FP), Apheresis Fresh Frozen Plasma (AFFP), Cryosupernatant Plasma (CSP) and Cryoprecipitate. A brief description of the indications, contraindications, storage and transportation requirements, dose, administration and available alternatives is included in the sections below. Further information may be found in other chapters of this Guide as indicated within the different sections.

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Upcoming Events

When
October 25, 2018 | 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Where

Sidney/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.

Topics for 2018 event include:

Transfusion
When
November 16, 2018 | 8:00AM to November 17, 2018 | 6:00PM
Where

Edmonton

The purpose of the conference is to bring together multiple voices to support and build inclusive an equitable teaching and learning environments for medical staff, sickle cell disease patients, their families, first responders the public and other stakeholders. The event will be targeted towards physicians, surgeons, researchers and other medical practitioners within the community committed to finding a cure for Sickle Cell Anemia and more knowledge of the continued effects of sickle cell anemia trait.

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Stem Cells
When
May 24, 2018 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speakers

Kyle Deebank, MLT
Technologist Blood Transfusion Services, University Health Network

Shelley Oliver, MLT
Senior Technologist Blood Transfusion Services, University Health Network

Russel Ombao, MLT
Technologist Blood Transfusion Services, St. Michael's Hospital

 

To attend in person please go to University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St, Eaton Wing Ground floor, Medical Education Room 025/026, Toronto.

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Blog

Norman Bethune Symposium 2018

Modified on: 
May 17, 2018

On April 10th, 2018, the Centre for Blood Research presented its 8th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium. This event honours Canadian physician, Dr. Norman Bethune, who in the 1930s spearheaded the implementation of the earliest practical mobile blood collection and distribution systems. 

lifetime achievement award

Modified on: 
May 9, 2018

Alana Cattapan, assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded the Canadian Blood Services’ James Kreppner Award ($43,275) to study the issues related to the commercialization of blood and tissue in Canada. 

Dr. Pryzdial searching for trout

Modified on: 
May 9, 2018

This week, we chat with Prof. Ed Pryzdial, a scientist with Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation, and associate director of the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia.