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Transfusion Practice

Canadian Blood Services remains committed to and passionate about saving and improving lives and advancing patient care, by delivering safe and innovative products, services and programs, in the areas of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and transplantation medicine.

Clinical Guide to Transfusion – Online Edition

Gwen Clarke and Sophie Chargé

It is with great pleasure that we present the transfusion medicine community this online edition of the Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion. The guide continues to be the result of efforts by Canadian Blood Services to address the educational needs of health care workers relating to the provision of blood products and transfusion medicine services in Canada. The authors of the chapters are experts in their fields of endeavour. They have provided an excellent and very practical summary of our current knowledge of blood components and transfusion medicine practices. The information in this online edition is being updated on a regular basis to reflect the evolution of transfusion medicine practices.

We hope that you find this guide to be clear and useful. Above all, we trust that it will continue to help increase safety of those Canadians who require blood products and add confidence for those who provide the services. Enjoy!