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AABB
Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada
BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office
California Blood Bank Society
Canadian Blood Services
Canada’s Transfusion Safety Officers
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
Choosing Wisely Canada
Cochrane Collaboration
Hema-Quebec
International Society of Blood Transfusion
Masters In Nursing
McMaster Transfusion Research Program
National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products
NATA online
Newfoundland Blood Office
Nova Scotia Blood Office
Patient Blood Management: optimising the care of patients who may need transfusion
Society for Blood Management
Transfusion News
TraQ Program
Treat The Bleed

AABB
This website offers information to all members of the transfusion community, including nursing, laboratory staff and clinicians. There are areas for education, new advanced research, periodicals and much more.
www.aabb.org

Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (HCDC)
The goal of the AHCDC is to ensure excellent care for persons with congenital bleeding disorders in Canada through clinical services, research and education. The website is home to the computer software program CHARMS which is designed to aid individual patient management and overall quality assurance, and to store and analyze data on blood product utilization at the clinical level. There is also the CHARMS Newsletter, and information on rare inherited bleeding disorders.
www.ahcdc.ca

BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO)
The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) promotes the delivery of safe, effective and efficient transfusion services throughout British Columbia. Working closely with transfusion medicine professionals, regional health authorities and Canadian Blood Services, the PBCO helps to improve transfusion practice and the management of blood and blood products.
www.pbco.ca

California Blood Bank Society
This website is a great place to find discussions between physicians and Medical Directors on the e-Network forum.
www.cbbsweb.org

Canadian Blood Services
This site has been developed to provide blood component information to facilitate the ability of transfusion medicine professionals and users of blood components to provide safe transfusion.
www.transfusionmedicine.ca

Canada’s Transfusion Safety Officers
This website is an excellent forum for anyone working in the transfusion medicine community in Canada. It was started up as a site for transfusion safety officers initially but has opened its doors to the broader audience involved with transfusion medicine and patient safety. Besides TSOs, contributors include professionals from diverse scientific, technical, nursing, and medical backgrounds who work in all sectors of blood transfusion in Canada.
www.transfusionsafety.ca

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
This website is an excellent resource for continuing education for Medical Laboratory professionals. It is also an excellent source of legal and regulatory information.
www.csmls.org

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports the best practice in Transfusion Medicine in Canada through education, communication and partnerships. The website is the home of CSTM Standards. The Standards comply with CSA Standards for Blood and Blood Components, as well as federal, provincial, and territorial guidelines.
www.transfusion.ca

Choosing Wisely Canada
Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
www.choosingwiselycanada.org

Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993 and named after the British epidemiologist, Archie Cochrane.
www.cochrane.org

Hema Quebec
Alternative Blood Supplier for Nation, and main supplier for the province of Quebec.
www.hema-quebec.qc.ca

International Society of Blood Transfusion
The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is a scientific society of world renown, founded in 1935 and bringing together professionals involved in blood transfusion and transfusion medicine from more than 85 countries. This site provides international guidelines and information with an international scope.
www.isbt-web.org

Masters in Nursing
All About Blood: Top Resources on Hematology and Blood Health.
www.mastersinnursing.com/hematology-blood-health

McMaster Transfusion Research Program
This website provides timely research project information that is useful to the transfusion community at large. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence that will inform transfusion practice and enhance the safety of blood recipients with a focus on the Canadian advancements in Transfusion Medicine research.
www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mtrp

National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products
The National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC) is a Canadian national committee of recognized experts in the field of transfusion medicine. NAC provides medical and technical advice on the utilization management of blood and blood products to the provincial and territorial (PT) Ministries of Health and Canadian Blood Services (CBS).
www.nacblood.ca

NATA online
NATA is the Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives. It is an international network of medical practitioners, researchers, and opinion leaders from a wide variety of medical and scientific disciplines, dedicated to helping their peers learn more about recent advances in blood conservation and transfusion alternatives.
www.nataonline.com

Newfoundland Blood Office
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Blood Coordinating Program was established on Dec.1, 2005. The purpose of the Program is to coordinate initiatives for the Regional Integrated Health Authorities that affect utilization, surveillance and the quality of the Blood Program throughout the province.
www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/bloodservices/index.html

Nova Scotia Blood Office
On this website you can find out information about Niastase®, IVIG and Palivizumab (Synagis®). There are also examples of documents and forms that healthcare professionals can review, and guidelines on administration of blood products. Nova Scotia’s key focus is on Utilization Management, Surveillance and Quality Management.
www.gov.ns.ca/health/nspbcp

Patient Blood Management: optimising the care of patients who may need transfusion
Patient Blood Management is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who might need blood transfusion.
hospital.blood.co.uk/safe_use/patient_blood_management/index.asp

Society for Blood Management (SABM)
SABM’s purpose is to improve patient outcomes through optimal blood management; which includes the appropriate provision and use of blood and blood products, and strategies to reduce or avoid transfusion.
www.sabm.org

Transfusion News
Featuring videos, news articles, breaking news and commentary from experts in the field, Transfusion News brings you the latest news in blood banking, transfusion medicine, tissue transplantation, blood policies, hematopoietic stem cells, cellular therapies and related fields. With video news updates on the 15th and 30th of each month, and concise news article updates each week, Transfusion News is a valuable resource for professionals who want to stay up to date with all of the latest news in the field.
www.transfusionnews.com

TraQ Program
This website includes free viewing of TraQ manuals and multiple educational tools. Users have access to a large resource library, interactive case studies, regulatory information, international and industry news, job postings, events calendar, and information from industry partners.
www.traqprogram.ca

Treat The Bleed
A practical, evidence-based guide for front-line physicians on how to treat acquired bleeding.
www.treatthebleed.org