Kathleen Eckert, ART (CSMLS)

Transfusion Safety Officer
Rm D1 236, Victoria Hospital
London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4G5
(519) 685-8500 ext.55303
fax: (519) 685-8471

Career Summary

  • Graduated from Mohawk College, worked in the Blood Transfusion Lab at St Catharines General and University Hospital (now London Health Sciences Centre)
  • Received ART in Immunohematology while working as Senior Technologist
  • Started as Transfusion Safety Officer in London in June 2000
  • Recipient of the 2007 CSTM Blum Award
  • Chair, CSTM Standards Advisory Committee

Recent Publication

Eckert K, Lima A, Urbanek A.How Transfusion Safety Officers improve patient care in Canada.AABB News; February 2008.

Ramirz-Arcos S, Chin-Yee I, Hume H, Fearon M, Goldman M, Eckert K, Martincic L, Peters G, Kovach D, Richardson SE. Fatal septic shock associated with transfusion-transmitted Serratia marcescens. Transfusion 2006; 46:679-81.

Chan T, Eckert K, Venesoen P, Leslie K, Chin-Yee I. Consenting to blood: what do patients remember? Transf Med 2005;15:461-466.

Ma M, EckertK, Ralley F, Chin-Yee I.A retrospective study evaluating single-unit red blood cell transfusions in reducting allogeneic blood exposure. Transf Med 2005;15:307-12.

Kim P, Chin-Yee I, Eckert K, Malthaner RA, Gray DK. Hemolysis with rapid transfusion systems in the trauma setting. Can J Surg 2004;47:295-7.

Eckert K. The Role of the Transfusion Safety Officer. Advocate 2004;11(Issue 3):10.

Eckert K, Berta D, Leigh K, Barr RM, Komar W. Implementation of Informed Consent for Transfusion and Written Patient Notification Letters. Presented at CSTM May 2004.

Luk C, Eckert KM, Barr RM, Chin-Yee IH.Prospective audit of the use of fresh frozen plasma based on Canadian Medical Association transfusion guidelines. CMAJ 2002;166 (12).