Kathleen (Kate) Gagliardi, B.A., ART

Regional Blood Coordinator
Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network, Southwest

Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University Site
1200 Main St. West, Rm. 4N37
Hamilton OntarioL8N 3Z5
Phone 905-525-9140 ext. 22915
Fax 905 522 3114
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Education and Professional Standing

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, 1977
  • RT, CSLT, 1977
  • ART, Immunohematology, CSLT, 1983
  • B.A., Philosophy, McMaster University, 2002

Kate served as Project Coordinator for the Quality Essentials for Safe Transfusion project of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, 2002-2004.Her most recent role with the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program was Technical Specialist in Transfusion, Regulatory responsibilities.

As of July 2006 Kate is Regional Blood Coordinator, Southwestern Ontario, as part of a new initiative by the Ontario Ministry of Health to coordinated blood programs and utilization issues in the province.

Other past roles include serving as Profession Leader for the Chedoke-McMaster Laboratory Medicine department, from 1997-1999.Kate is also an independent consultant in Transfusion Medicine, since 1997.

An active volunteer for the profession, Kate has served both the College of Medical Laboratory Technologist of Ontario and Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) in a variety of roles. In 2001, she was asked to represent the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) on the National Liaison Committee for Canadian Blood Services (CBS), a new consumer group that advises the Board of Directors of CBS (2001-2007).

She is the recipient of the 2003 Dr. D.I. Buchanan Award from the Immunohematology Club of Edmonton, and the 2003 A.R. Shearer Pride of the Profession award from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.

Selected Publications and Poster Presentations

Government Report Mar 2003:

Heddle NM, Whittaker S, Gagliardi K, Barty R, Sigouin C. Provincial Survey of the Impact of Standard #Z902 “Safety of Blood and Blood Components” on Transfusion Medicine Laboratories in Ontario Hospitals

Gagliardi K, DiTomasso J, Letendre P, A. Urbanek A. Analysis of the Canadian Transfusion List".Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine Annual Conference, May 2006, Montreal, Abstract – Poster Presentation.

Gagliardi K., Resz I., DiTomasso J., Evanovitch D., MacDonald A., O’Hoski P., Boychuk D., McCallum C., Lester C., Heddle NM, Blajchman M.Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University.Results of Adverse Event Reporting Using MERS-TM in a Multi-Site Transfusion Service.CSTM Bulletin Winter 2006; Abstract-Poster Presentation CSTM 2005 Conference Banff Alberta.

Gagliardi K., Resz I., Heddle NM, McMaster University, Blajchman M., DiTomasso J., Lester C., Evanovitch D., O’Hoski P., Boychuk D., Hamilton Health Sciences, Rabin-Fastman B., Columbia University, Organizational Culture and Event Reporting: Results for a Multi-Site Regional Transfusion Service, CSTM Conference May 2004, Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, Abstract – Poster Presentation.

Gagliardi K., Heddle NM, Berger R., Rock G.Development of a Quality System for Ontario Hospital Transfusion Services:Quality Essentials for Safe Transfusion (QUEST), CSTM Bulletin, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2002, p.154-157

Gagliardi K., Dietz G., Leigh K.Canadian Blood Services, National Liaison Committee: Building Open and Transparent Partnerships, Inaugural Meeting , October 22-23, 2001. CSTM Bulletin Vol 14, No. 1., 2002. pg 10-13.