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Overview of the Provincial Factor Concentrate Redistribution Program

Sarah Crymble, Hemophilia Provincial Coordinator, St. Michael’s Hospital

We’re thrilled to bring you the latest updates from the Factor Concentrate Redistribution Program (FCRP), as showcased in the recent ORBCoN/FCRP Redistribution Summit. The FCRP program is on a mission to efficiently distribute short-dated Plasma Protein and Related Products (PPRPs) to patients across Ontario, with St. Mikes at the forefront due to its high patient volume and remarkable home care program, making them an ideal site to receive over 80% of all product.

Key Highlights

  1. Efficient Redistribution:
    Our commitment to efficiently redistribute short-dated PPRPs is a cornerstone of the FCRP program. By optimizing the distribution process, we ensure that these crucial products reach patients in need across Ontario promptly.
  2. Product Availability:
    We’re calling on all stakeholders to join hands in ensuring timely redistribution. If you have PPRPs available for redistribution, please notify us as soon as possible. The more time the better! Giving us the maximum amount of time will ensure we can get the product and used before expiry.
    The introduction of Hemlibra means there are less patients to use redistributed PPRPs. Another reason to give us as much time as possible to find a hospital to take short dating product.
    Finally, when restocking PPRPs, please make sure that you do not receive the same lot number that you are trying to redistribute. If you are ordering more stock, please check with CBS first to ensure that you are getting long-dated products.
  3. Secure Packaging and Shipping:
    Maintaining the highest standards is paramount. We emphasize the secure packaging and shipping of all products, following protocols set by ORBCoN and Canadian Blood Services (CBS) based on precondition parameters. This commitment ensures the integrity of our products and, most importantly, upholds patient safety throughout the entire redistribution process….and as always, remember to seal the box!
  4. Our successes over the years:
    The FCRP has been a beacon of efficiency and resourcefulness since its inception in 2007. It’s truly heartening to see how we have all managed to prevent millions of IUs from going to waste. Over the past 16 years, FCRP has impressively redistributed nearly 17,000,000 IUs of PPRPs and 8352mg of product. This translates into an astounding savings of approximately $25,000,000 CDN – a testament to the program’s effectiveness. All these remarkable achievements have been realized at a modest cost of $360,000 for running the program.

A Heartfelt Thank You:
To our partners, contributors, and advocates – thank you for your unwavering support. Your commitment plays a pivotal role in making a positive impact on health care across Ontario. Together, we’re creating a network of care and support that reaches every corner of the community.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Factor Concentrate Redistribution Program, please reach out to us at sarah.crymble@unityhealth.to
Let’s continue making a difference together!
Warm regards, Sarah and Antonette

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