Terms of Use

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By using this website, users agree to the following terms and conditions, including future changes that may be posted.

Disclaimer and Limitations on Liability

This site is intended for the use of professionals in hospital transfusion services, provincial health units, and related professional associations. The information on the site is not suitable for a non-professional audience and should not be construed to be providing answers to diagnostic or treatment concerns.

The information on this website is intended to serve as guidelines and reference only. It is in no way intended to represent a provincial requirement for transfusion medicine practice. The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office does not recommend or endorse any products, services, or other information that appear on the website.

The guidelines/SOPs in the TraQ Technical Resource Manual and other manuals are examples only and should not be used as a substitute for technical judgment. Medical and technical information becomes obsolete quickly and current sources relevant to the user's location should always be consulted.

Neither the TraQ contributing authors nor the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office shall be liable for any actions, claims, damages, costs or obligations that may arise from the use or misuse of the material contained within the website. Use of the content is entirely at the user's own risk and liability.

While every effort has been made to ensure that TraQ- and PBCO-created original information on the site is accurate when it was posted, the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office makes no representations or warranties regarding the website's content and its accuracy, currency, and reliability. The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office acknowledges that many issues remain controversial and therefore may be subject to individual practice interpretation. The material in this site could include technical and clinical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office may make changes at any time.

The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office has no control over the external resources and websites that are linked to the TraQ site and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content available from such sites or resources.


All content on this site is protected by copyright law. Original content developed specifically for and unique to the website - case studies and TraQ / PBCO manuals - is owned by the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office, which retains copyright and intellectual property rights.

  • Users of original TraQ / PBCO resources are authorized to view, copy, and print documents for personal informational, educational, non-commercial purposes only. Users are welcome to adapt portions of the TraQ and PBCO manuals to their own use. These documents must be reviewed, customized, and validated prior to use in the user's organization.
  • Any verbatim copy of TraQ /PBCO documents or significant portions thereof must include the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office copyright notice.

For external content found elsewhere but linked or downloadable from the website, original authors and institutions retain copyright and intellectual property rights to the contents of resources posted here. If used in whole or in part for any purpose, give credit to the original sources.

Privacy Policy

TraQProgram.ca is owned and operated by the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) of British Columbia, Canada. This policy addresses privacy issues regarding the information provided by users of this site. The policy may be updated periodically.

Personal Information

The TraQ Program respects the privacy of its online visitors. The TraQ Program does not collect personal information from individuals unless they provide it voluntarily and knowingly. There is no requirement for registration or submission of any information in order to view this site. Only registered members will receive the monthly TraQ newsletter. This site gathers personally identifiable data, such as names and e-mail addresses, only when voluntarily submitted by a visitor as part of registration. This information is used solely by staff of the TraQ Program or the BC PBCO who are involved in the operation of this site AND only for the purpose of distributing monthly newsletters.

TraQ may periodically make public general demographic information such as the number of subscribers from various countries. Personally identifiable information is never shared with third parties except when sharing is required by law. If you have questions, please contact the TraQ Program at any time.