LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Blood Safety and Lookback/Traceback for Transfusion Medicine Education Program

30 avril, 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Mark Bigham
Medical Officer, Medical Services and Hospital Relations

Mrs. Irene R. Dines
Resource Manager, National Medical Services and Innovation

Dr. Steven Drews
Associate Director, Medical Microbiology


  • Knowledge of what infectious markers all Canadian blood donors are tested for
  • Understanding of testing processes at Canadian Blood Services
  • Awareness of the LBTB program and processes and the issues/obstacles it faces
  • Evidence as to the ‘safety of blood’
  • Insight into the collaboration with Public Health in BC




Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  

To register for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca with  “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail, and confirm that you would like to register for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g., call-in number and a link to register for the webinar).

The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.