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MOH Blood Programs

The Blood Programs Office was established in 2005 by the Ontario Ministry of Health. Its work includes:

  • Managing Ontario’s governance and funding relationship with Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with other provinces and territories, except Quebec
  • Providing leadership and coordination in the implementation of the provincial Blood Utilization Strategy to optimize the safe use of blood components and blood products in Ontario hospitals and consequently achieve cost savings related to transfusion. The Blood Utilization Strategy programs currently funded by the Ministry of Health Blood Programs Office are listed below:
    • Ontario Transfusion Coordinators (ONTraC) program
    • Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network (ORBCoN)
    • The Ontario Transfusion Transmitted Injuries Surveillance System (TTISS-ON) and The Transfusion Error Surveillance System (TESS)
    • Factor Concentrate Redistribution Program (FCRP)