In March 2012, the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) officially launched the formation of a single, coordinated provincial program for children and adults with inherited bleeding disorders (e.g. hemophilia) and hemoglobinopathies (e.g. sickle cell anemia). The program, under Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is known as the BC Inherited Bleeding and Red Cell Disorders (IBRCD) Services.

The provincial service will help to establish and maintain national standards of care, ensure that patients have access to proper resources, track the appropriate use of expensive blood products that these patients require, and ensure quality patient outcomes are being achieved. The provincial service also establishes a provincial framework for accountability to ensure appropriate use of resources. The integrated service will improve access to expert care by implementing a coordinated and seamless provincial program for both children and adult patients and support improved patient outcomes.

The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) provides provincial strategic advice and works collaboratively with the PBCO to improve the BC IBRCD Services. Members are responsible for guiding and overseeing the progress and performance of IBRCD Services across the province.



Sickle Cell Recommendations - Section 9.6 of the TM Medical Policy Manual

 June 2015