What's New - October 2015 (By topic)

Also see What's new - chronological | What's new - Archives

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 October newsletter

BC Ministry of Health:

West Nile Virus Update #2015-3 (26 August 2015)

2015 Action Plan for WNV and the Blood Supply




Also see Diseases (WNV) below



  • See Chagas disease below





Industry news

Diseases in the news

Resource Library / Links

Precision medicine for transfusion community (3 min. video;30 Sept. 2015)

NEW TraQ's October newsletter

NEW TM blog Little boxes (Musings on when established clinical labs become passé)

TM blog (Sept): Sweet dreams are made of this (Musings on personalized medicine)

@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)

* See TraQ's Resource Library | Nursing resources | Literature clearinghouses | Links | Continuing education | Jobs | Video library

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)