Standards

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The standard CAN/CSA-Z902-15 Blood and Blood Components provides requirements for facilities that collect, process, store, and use human blood and blood components for transfusion. It addresses issues of safety and efficacy for recipients, and safety for facility personnel and others who are exposed to or potentially affected by blood and blood components. To view (public […]

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM)

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports best practice in Transfusion Medicine through education, communication and partnerships. CSTM standards for Hospital Transfusion Services ver 4 April 2017 is available to all members of CSTM or for purchase to non-CSTM members.

For Ontario Hospitals only – please contact us at transfusionontario@gmail.com

Health Canada Guidance Document – Blood Regulations

Under the Food and Drugs Act, the Health Canada Blood Regulations introduce specific requirements for blood components and products intended for transfusion. The guidance document provides information for hospitals to aid in compliance with these requirements (modified March 2016).

Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare

Centre for Accreditation: Accreditation to ISO 15189 by the Centre for Accreditation is a mark of excellence recognized around the world. We assess the ability of a facility to perform medical testing or the collection of specimens with formal recognition of this competence through accreditation to our ISO 15189 Plus™ requirements. It also provides facilities […]