What's New - July 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 July newsletter

BC Ministry of Health:

West Nile Virus Update 2015-1 (20 July 2015)

2015 Action Plan for WNV and the Blood Supply








Industry news

Diseases in the news

Resource Library / Links

Health Canada:  Blood Error or Accident Investigation Preliminary Report Form (FRM-0337, 2014-10-23)

NEW Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma standards are needed (3 min. video, Transfusion News, 15 July, 2015)

NEW Australia: BloodSafe e-Learning Australia (BEA) has released new online learning courses (Free but you need to register)

Based on the Australian Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 3 Medical, the 6 new courses are accessible via the 'Medical and Specialties' button once you register

NEW Australia: Transfusion Learning Online (via ARCBS)



SHOT Posters (presented at ISBT/BBTS conference, London June 27-July 1, 2015) An example:

An Analysis of Lab Errors – what goes wrong and when do errors occur (Hema Mistry, Alison Watt, Tony Davies, Paula HB Bolton-Maggs)

Excerpt: Pathology services in the UK are undergoing changes which impact on availability of expertise in transfusion laboratories. Laboratories have financial constraints with fewer resources allocated for training and education. It is clear that further measures are required to reduce the number of errors.


The ISBT Academy ePortal has educational resources online. An example (25 min. video):

Serological tools for investigating immunohaematology problems (Nicole Thornton, IBGRL, UK)

NEW TM blog: Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be hempaths (Musings on evolving TM careers)

@transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)


BC PBCO 2015 Updates:

TM Medical Policy Manual Table of Contents (March 2015)

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

Technical Operations Manual: Common Procedures - Other

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

NEW OM.0003 Notifying the Lookback Recipient’s Physician (v. 1.1, 2015-07-02)

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)

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Journals, etc.

Free full text papers | * 1 or more Canadian authors

Free sample journal issues (Jan. 2015 unless indicated otherwise)

Transfusion (AABB) | Transfusion Medicine (BBTS): <Sample copy(Feb. 2014) | 2014 BBTS meeting abstracts

Transfusion Medicine ReviewsVox sanguinis (ISBT)

Abstracts of ISBT Regional Congress and conjoint BBTS Annual Conference, London, UK, June 27-July 1, 2015 (Vox Sang 2015 June;109 (S1):1-379. | Author index