Reference standards

BCSH (British Committee for Standards in Haematology) Guidelines
Blood Transfusion Current Guidelines

Circular of Information
Ottawa: Canadian Blood Services

CSA (CSA Group) CAN/CSA-Z902-15 - Blood and blood components
CSA Group, 2015​​

CSTM Standards for Hospital Transfusion Services, Version 4
Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
Ottawa: CSTM, 2017

Good Manufacturing Practices Guidelines 2009 Edition, Version 2
Ottawa (Ontario): Health Canada Drugs and Health Products

Guideline for Red Blood and Plasma Transfusion: A Summary
Toward Optimal Practice (TOP).  Expert Working Group: Guidelines for Red Blood Cell and
Plasma Transfusion for Adults and Children. Updated 2009

Review of octaplex® utilization in Canada - Fall 2010 Audit Summary Report
National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products, June 2011

Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. 29th ed.
Bethesda (MD): AABB, 2014