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February 2021

Should we really be irradiating so many platelets? and Fetal – Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (FNAIT)

January 2021

Obstetric MHP   Dr. Robert Jee MD FRCPCAssistant Professor, University of OttawaDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine,The Ottawa hospital   Obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality, the majority of which is attributable to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). In many cases these deaths are considered preventable. Physiologic changes in pregnancy make this population unique in terms of […]

December 2020

Toolkit Updates:

Bloody Easy Blood Administration eLearning

Bloody Easy Lite

Massive Hemorrhage Protocol

Tech Assess

November 2020

Canadian Obstetrical Pediatric Transfusion Network (COPTN) 2018 Survey – Ontario Highlights

Administering RhIG: Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring

October 2020

Alternatives to Transfusion:
Why Transfuse Blood When You Can Make Your Own?
Using Blood Wisely – Will Your Hospital Take the Challenge?

September 2020

ORBCoN Year in Review, revamped Bloody Easy Lite toolkit, details about the upcoming MHP toolkit, Tech Assess updates, and a new website!

June 2020

In this issue: National Blood Donor Week, new updates to transfusionontario.org, bleeding risk assessment for bedside and interventional radiology guided procedures: Consensus guidelines and beyond

May 2020

In this issue: Hospital Blood Component Inventory issues During COVID-19 Pandemic; Convalescent Plasma in the Treatment for COVID-19; Introducing the Ontario Immunoglobulin Treatment Program.

April 2020

In this issue: FAQ: COVID-19 and the Blood Transfusion Laboratory, the need for donations during COVID-19, and conserving the supply of type O Rh-negative red cells

March 2020

In this issue: Learn more about measles PEP, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and get the red blood cell utilization results from the Cornwall Community Hospital