The Nursing Resource Group for Transfusion Medicine (NRG) is comprised of Registered Nurses with expertise in transfusion medicine and/or nursing education. Its purpose is to provide nursing expertise and advice to the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) regarding provincially and nationally mandated transfusion projects and programs, and to facilitate and support the implementation of such initiatives across BC.



The NRG consists of representatives from PBCO and regional health authorities.

Nursing Resource Group Membership List



Health Authority/ Organization (Site/Facility)

Christine Sorgiovanni (temporary)

Nursing Coordinator,

Transfusion Medicine

Island Health 

(Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Clare O'Reilly Transfusion Safety Clinician, Transfusion Safety Office

 Provincial Health Services Authority

(BC Children's & Women's Hospital)

Jana Jakes Clinical Nurse Specialist for Parenteral and Transfusion Practices

Interior Health

Professional Practice Office

Kayla Schuitema Regional Blood Transfusion Nurse Clinician, Transfusion Medicine

Fraser Health

(Lower Mainland Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)

Liana Perruzza Regional Transfusion Medicine Clinician

Providence Health

(St Paul's Hospital)

Tara Winckler  Regional Transfusion Medicine Nurse Clinician 

Vancouver Coastal Health 

(Vancouver Acute)

 Aimee Beauchamp Business Operations Lead BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office

Crystal Brunk

Consultant - Nursing and Quality Improvement (Chair) BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office