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CBS issued an Amber Phase Advisory (2019-05-08) due to an unprecedented increase in SCIg utilization and imminent shortage of Cuvitru brand SCIg in Canada.

As a result, a working group consisting of neurologists, hematologists, immunologists and patient advocates issued short-term management recommendations to mitigate the risk to patients and their access to SCIg. Learn More.

Two new procedures developed by the Technical Resource Group are now available on the TraQ website:

"Receiving and Issuing Untested or Incompletely Tested Blood Components from Canadian Blood Services" and "Managing Transfusion Requests of Patients on Daratumumab Therapy" - click on the links to go to the procedure.

The RBC Redistribution Manual has been updated to reflect the new process of ordering Hospital Boxes and redistribution supplies from Canadian Blood Services and the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO). PBCO and Canadian Blood Services Order Forms can be found under Program Tools. In addition to updated procedures, Training and Competency Tools have also be updated.

The RBC Redistribution Manual has been updated to reflect the new process of ordering Hospital Boxes and redistribution supplies from Canadian Blood Services and the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO). PBCO and Canadian Blood Services Order Forms can be found under Program Tools. In addition to updated procedures, Training and Competency Tools have also be updated.

We are pleased to announce that the Clinical Transfusion Resource Manual (2015) has been published. The Clinical Transfusion Resource Manual (CTRM) has been developed to support clinical practitioners in providing and promoting safe and standardized blood transfusion practices, education, and training.

This material has been developed by the PBCO in collaboration with the Nursing Resource Group with editorial contributions from Dr. Robert Coupland.

Version 2 of the BC Neonatal Clinical and Technical Recommendations for the Appropriate Use of Blood Components in Neonates and Infants Less than 4 Months of Age, is now available. The recommendations can be found on the PBCO website under Resources/ BC Recommendations or under Manuals/ TM Medical Policy Manual under Section 8.0.