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Introduced in September 2013, the BloodBrief promotes optimal utilization of blood components and products by heightening hospital awareness of issue trends over time and comparison to other hospitals. Hospital ranking and hospital comparator data provide hospitals the ability to compare their performance against peer hospitals and highlights opportunities to share transfusion best practices. Hospital names will be listed if permission was provided by a hospital representative, otherwise hospital names will be anonymyzed.  Contact your local Hospital Liaison Specialist if you would like to have your hospital name listed in future BloodBrief tools.

Where the hospital indicated they do not wish to be identified, anonymyzed hospital identifiers for data change with each BloodBrief topic. To obtain your hospital identifier for any topic, please contact your local Hospital Liaison Specialist.

The current BloodBrief focuses on O-negative red blood cells:

Previous BloodBrief topics:

Autologous donation:

Cryoprecipitate and fibrinogen concentrate:

AB plasma:


CMV seronegative platelets:

The following is a list of hospitals that do not specifically order CMV seronegative blood products from Canadian Blood Services. These hospitals have implemented a CMV policy stating that CMV safe and CMV IgG seronegative products are considered equivalent for any and all patients:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario
  • Hamilton Health Sciences (McMaster, General, Juravinski), Ontario
  • St. Joseph's Hospital – Hamilton, Ontario
  • Grey Bruce Health Services, Ontario
  • Sault Area Hospital, Ontario
  • St. Michael’s Hospital, Ontario
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ontario
  • University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Ontario
  • University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario
  • University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital, Ontario
  • William Osler Health Systems, Brampton Civic Hospital, Ontario
  • William Osler Health Systems, Etobicoke General Hospital, Ontario
  • University of Alberta / Edmonton Zone, Alberta
  • Sault Area Hospital, Ontario
  • Lakeridge Health – Oshawa, Ontario
  • Lakeridge Health – Port Perry, Ontario
  • Lakeridge Health – Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Bluewater Health, Ontario
  • Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health, Ontario
  • Timmins & District Hospital, Ontario
  • Bingham Memorial Hospital, Ontario
  • Kirkland and District Hospital, Ontario
  • Notre-Dame Hospital, Hearst, Ontario
  • Sensenbrenner Hospital, Ontario
  • Weeneebayko General Hospital, Ontario
  • Anson General Hospital, Ontario
  • Lady Minto Hospital at Cochrane, Ontario
  • Halimand War Memorial Hospital, Ontario
  • Smooth Rock Falls Hospital, Ontario
  • Hornepayne Community Hospital, Ontario
  • Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre, Ontario
  • New Women’s College Hospital, Ontario

Contact your local Hospital Liaison Specialist if your hospital should be added to this list.