Clinical guide to transfusion

Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion is a valued resource for health-care professionals in Canada. Its chapters are written by experts in their respective fields and provide a practical summary of current knowledge in transfusion medicine practices.

Originally published by the Canadian Red Cross Society, the Clinical Guide to Transfusion was originally a print publication with Anita Ali as editor. The 2006 edition, edited by Gwen Clarke and Morris Blajchman, was the first version to be published online as well as in print. Today, the Guide is an online publication and its chapters are regularly updated to reflect the evolution of transfusion medicine practices. It continues to be a trusted resource for health-care professionals, supporting the safe and effective care of patients transfused with blood components or blood products.

Aditi Khandelwal, MDCM, FRCPC, and Tricia Abe, MSc
Editors of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion online edition.

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Important disclaimer: This material is an educational tool providing guidelines for the care of patients. These recommendations should thus not be applied rigidly, since they could result in some patients receiving unnecessary transfusions or experiencing adverse effects from under-transfusion. The guidelines are mainly for adult patients and may not necessarily apply to the treatment of children. The recommendations do not replace the need in some cases to consult an expert in Transfusion Medicine to provide optimal patient care. 

20 Chapters

Ch 2
Akash Gupta, MD, FRCPC; Mark Bigham, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Ch 3
Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC and Matthew Yan, MD, FRCPC
Ch 4
Sheila Rutledge Harding, MD, MA, FRCPC; Juthaporn Cowan, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP; and Sarah Jennings, RPh, PharmD
Ch 5
Man-Chiu Poon, MD, MSc, FRCPC; M. Dawn Goodyear, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Natalia Rydz, MD, FRCPC and Adrienne Lee, MD, FRCPC
Ch 6
Steven Drews, PhD; Aditi Khandelwal, MDCM, FRCPC; Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC; and Dana Devine, PhD
Ch 8
Jennifer Duncan, MD, FRCPC
Ch 9
Clare O’Reilly, RN, RSCN
Ch 10
Marissa Laureano, MD, FRCPC; Aditi Khandelwal, MDCM, FRCPC and Matthew Yan, MD, FRCPC
Ch 11
Jacqueline D. Trudeau, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Philip Dawe, MD, FRCSC; and Andrew W. Shih, MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC, MSc
Ch 13
Wendy Lau, MD, FRCPC
Ch 14
Monika Oliver, MD, FRCPC, and Christopher Patriquin, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Ch 15
Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk, MD, FRCPC, and Ziad Solh, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Ch 16
Terrie Foster, RN, and Matthew Yan, MD, FRCPC
Ch 17
Man-Chiu Poon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, M. Dawn Goodyear, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Natalia Rydz, MD, FRCPC and Adrienne Lee, MD, FRCPC
Ch 18
Tanya Petraszko, MD, FRCPC and Michelle Zeller, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC
Ch 19
Isabelle Blais-Normandin, MD, FRCPC; Bryan Tordon, MD, FRCPC; Waseem Anani, MD; Shuoyan Ning, MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC
Ch 20
Erma Gardner MBChB, FCP(SA), Cert Clin Haem Phys (SA); Maria Fernandes, PhD; Catherine Latour MD, FRCPC; Matthew Seftel, MD, MPH, MRCP, FRCPC; Jason Acker, PhD, MBA; Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC