The Ontario Transfusion Coordinators (ONTraC) Program is a provincial blood conservation program that attempts to enhance transfusion practice by promoting alternatives to allogeneic transfusion in surgical patients, improving patient care and well-being in a cost-effective manner.


Formed in 2002, the ONTraC program is a unique initiative supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to implement a peri-operative blood conservation program in 25 hospitals throughout Ontario. The institutions, large and small, were chosen on the basis of blood utilization and geographic distribution, and are a combination of teaching and community hospitals and represent approximately 65% of blood used in Ontario.

For more information please visit the ONTraC website at www.ontracprogram.com.