What's New - December 2013 (By topic)

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Index: BC PBCO | Global News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library | Journals

Collaborating Sites: CSTM | Canada's TSOs | California Blood Bank Society

BC PBCO

Update:Reporting Final Results of a Transfusion Reaction to External Agencies - Job Aid TR 0007JA (v 1.1, Aug. 1, 2013)

Transfusion Reaction Education for BC Pathologists - Webinars now available (Inc. slides & Q&A section)

BC PBCO & BC Technical Resource Group: Transfusion Bits and Bytes (6 educational videos for medical laboratory technologists)

BC PBCO mobile web apps: BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator and IVIG Dosing Calculator | Instructions:

Android | Blackberry | iPhone

For further information contact Quality and Utilization Management Program Coordinator at PBCO

NEW: TraQ's December newsletter

Global News

General

Canada

  • Blood Regulations (published in Canada Gazette, Part II (CGII), 23 Oct. 2013 to come into force on 23 Oct. 2014)
    • The Blood Regulations contain safety requirements with respect to blood for transfusion or for further manufacture and apply to all persons or establishments who perform any of the following activities related to blood: processing (donor suitability assessment, collection, testing and blood component preparation); transforming (washing, pooling and irradiating blood intended for transfusion); labelling; storing; record keeping; importing (for transfusion); distributing; and error, accident and adverse reaction investigation and reporting.
    • CAN/CSA-Z902-10 (Blood Standard): Since relevant sections of the Blood Standard are referenced in the Blood Regulations, all blood establishments require access to the most current version of the Blood Standard (available on CSA website)

Israel

UK

USA

Industry news

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Diseases in the news

Resource Library / Links

Canada

GHEST symposium presentations (28 Sept. 2013)

My First Transfusion, illustrated children's book by Thea Gagliardi and Nancy Stefin, illustrations by Erin Warkentin (2012, McMaster Transfusion Research Program)

Transfusion Ontario: Informed Consent Transfusion App | Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (Direct iTunes link)

Older resources

Update: Reporting Final Results of a Transfusion Reaction to External Agencies - Job Aid TR 0007JA (v 1.1, Aug. 1, 2013)

BC Serology Interest Group: Passing the Serology Torch videos (11 videos ranging from~20 to 60 mins. | Completion of BloodTechNet project)

BC PBCO and BC TRG: Transfusion Bits and Bytes (6 educational videos for med lab technologists)
BC PBCO mobile web apps: BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator and IVIG Dosing Calculator | Instructions:
Android | Blackberry | iPhone For further information contact Quality and Utilization Management Program Coordinator at PBCO

UKSpeaker presentations  from 2013 BBTS conference (More than 70 presentations online)

@transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)
NEW TraQ's December newsletter
NEW TM blog: The long and winding road (Musings on 30 years of transfusion-associated AIDS)

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Journals, etc.
Free full text papers | * 1 or more Canadian authors