Alternatives Blood Group Systems Canada
Coagulation / Hemostasis Guidelines & Standards International Organizations
Journals Miscellaneous Goodies Quality Systems


Reading list (published literature)

Scientists to investigate making synthetic blood from embryonic stem cells (23 Mar. 2009)

Some commercial examples of blood substitutes/oxygen carriers:


Associated Jehovah's Witnesses for Reform on Blood

Note: This organization does not represent the Jehovah's Witness, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives (NATA)

No blood!

Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)

Blood Group Systems

Rhesus site (Willy Flegel, Germany - Rh at molecular level)


Provincial Blood Coordinating Offices (West --> East)

BC: Provincial Blood Coordinating Office

Ontario: Transfusion Ontario | ONTraC (Ontario Nurse Transfusion Coordinators)

Nova Scotia: Provincial Blood Coordinating Program

Newfoundland & Labrador: Provincial Blood Coordinating Program

Federal Government

Blood and blood components

Biologics, Radiopharmaceuticals and Genetic Therapies

Transfusion-Transmitted Injuries


Canadian Blood Services | Hospital Customer Service Initiative | Professional Education/a> (for TM professionals)

Canadian Bone Marrow and Transplant Group

Canadian Hemophilia Society

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine


National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC)

Transfusion Ontario

Transfusion Safety Officers

TraQ program (you are here!)

Coagulation / Hemostasis

Canadian Hemophilia Society

The Fritsma Factor

World Federation of Hemophilia

Guidelines & Standards



International Organizations


American Association of Transfusion Nurse Specialists and Transfusion Safety Officers

American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

Australian National Blood Authority

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

BeST (Australia)

British Blood Transfusion Society


Institut National de la Transfusion Sanguine, France

International Blood Group Reference Laboratory (Bristol, UK) (rare donors)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Society for Blood Transfusion

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

ISBT 128

New Zealand Blood Service

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association

UK National Blood Service - Hospitals Website

UK Blood Transfusion Service

Note: Website does not always use traditional URL format (blue and underlined) -  hover mouse over plain black text to identify links (arrow turns to finger)

Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

World Marrow Donor Association

World Federation of Hemophilia

World Health Organization (Blood Transfusion Safety)


Transfusion Evidence Library (Resource by UK's NHSBT, based in Oxford Blood Centre) | Systemic Review Initiative

Blood - TM collection

Blood Online

Haemophilia ( World Federation of Hemophilia)

Immunohematology Back issues (American Red Cross)

Transfusion (AABB)

Transfusion Medicine (British Blood Transfusion Society)

Transfusion Medicine Reviews

Vox Sanguinis

Miscellaneous Goodies

Blood Bank Guy | Now with Podcasts

Red Gold - The epic story of blood

Historical Perspectives

Blood money: survey of blood donors' attitudes to changes in the NZ blood transfusion service (Br Med J 1996 May 4;312:1131-2)

Reforming England's blood transfusion service (Br Med J 1995 Nov 25;311:1383-4)

The Changing relationships in transfusion medicine (USA) (Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1999 Aug;123(8):668-71)

Transfusion-medicine related animations & videos (TraQ resource)

Quality Systems

This section is a hodgepodge of quality-related resources - Also see TraQ clearinghouses: Quality Systems & Continuing Education - QS



Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care


Ontario: Quality Management Program - Laboratory Services

International Hemovigilance Network

ISO homepage

Hemovigilance around the globe


Blood Stocks Management Scheme

Guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Services in the UK, ed. 7 ("Red Book")

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

SABRE (Serious Adverse Blood Reactions & Events)


ASQ (American Society for Quality)

CLSI (formerly NCCLS)

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)


Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative

CBS Research and Development

Center for Blood Research (UBC)

McMaster Transfusion Research Program