Canada's Transfusion Safety Officers (TSOs)
Canada's TSOs website was developed by an informal
group of professionals that includes approximately 60 people who are transfusion safety officers (both nurses and medical
technologists) and many others who work in transfusion medicine in Canada (lab managers, conservation nurses, quality assurance
technologists, educators, etc.)
The TSO mailing list ("transfusion") is currently open only to Canadians.
Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
CSTM (Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine)
is the voice for Canada's transfusion community.
International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science
The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory
Science (IFBLS), formerly the International Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (IAMLT), is an international
professional organization, which consists of associations of medical laboratory technologists/scientists from approximately
35 countries. All members of associations belonging to the IFBLS are automatically members of the IFBLS.
The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)
The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Scheme
collects data on serious sequelae of transfusion of blood components. Through the participating bodies, the information
obtained contributes to: improving the safety of the transfusion process; informing policy within the Transfusion Services;
improving standards of hospital transfusion practice; aiding production of clinical guidelines for the use of blood components.
Transfusion Quality Management (TraQ) Program
The TraQ program (headquartered in British Columbia but
with an international focus) specializes in sharing downloadable resources and features technical and nursing manuals, international
and industry news, regulatory updates, and continuing education. To get access to some of the resources you need to register
(it's free). Most of the downloadable goodies are in Club TraQ's Resource Library.
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