What's New - March 2015 (By topic)

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General and Country-specific News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library | Journals

Collaborating Sites: CSTM | Canada's TSOs

UPDATES: BC PBCO manuals: See Resource Library below

TraQ's March newsletter










Industry news

* See TraQ's Industry News

Diseases in the news

  • HCV: See UK (Scotland) above
  • vCJD: See Ireland and UK above

See TraQ's 'Disease clearinghouses' in top menu

Resource Library / Links

March newsletter

TM blog:  I will remember you (Musing on retiring TM professionals & their patients)

@transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)


National Advisory Committee on Blood & Blood Products (NAC): Guidelines & Recommendations

Thrombosis Canada: Clinical Guidelines

BC PBCO Updates:

Updated: TM Medical Policy Manual Table of Contents (March 2015)

6.2 Indications for Irradiation of Blood Components (Revised 2015-03-06)

Updated: Technical Operations Manual: Common Procedures - Other

OM.0001 Processing a Canadian Blood Services Lookback (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

OM.0003 Notifying the Lookback Recipient’s Physician (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

OM.0004 Completing the Documentation and Reporting for a Canadian Blood Services Lookback Notification (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

OM.0005 Lookback Process Flowmap (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

TMP0011 - Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion (13 Nov. 2014)

NT 0006: Preparing a Syringe for Emergency Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion

Technical Operations Manual: TMP0021 - Transfusion Reaction Investigation (Multiple updates, 23 Oct. 2014)

Reporting Final Results of a Transfusion Reaction to External Agencies - Job Aid TR 0007JA (v 1.3, Oct. 7, 2014)

BC Serology Interest Group: Passing the Serology Torch videos (11 videos ranging from~20 to 60 mins.

BC PBCO and BC TRG: Transfusion Bits and Bytes (6 educational videos for med lab technologists)

Mobile web apps: BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator and IVIG Dosing Calculator (For Android, Blackberry, iPhone)

BC Pathologist Education

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Journals, etc.

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