Transfusion reactions are adverse events associated with the transfusion of blood components or products. They range in severity from minor to life-threatening and can occur during or after a transfusion. PBCO has developed several forms for documenting transfusion reactions and provided resources to aid in recognizing, responding to and investigating transfusion reactions.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact PBCO directly.


Transfusion Reaction Forms 

Transfusion Reaction Report Form


Outpatient Transfusion Reaction Form

Transfusion Reaction Resources

Transfusion Reaction: Quick Reference Guide

Revised 2022
IVIg Reaction Classification and Management Table - adapted from Appendix C from the TM MPM Section 11  2022
Tips for PHYSICIANS when reviewing and concluding Transfusion Reactions 2022
PHAC TTISS User’s Manual V3.0 2007

Job Aid: Transfusion Reaction Reporting to External Agencies




Other useful tools for investigating Transfusion Reactions:


The TM Medical Policy Manual Section 11.0 contains recommendations for all pathologists involved in the investigation of a transfusion reaction.


Clinical Transfusion Resource Manual – Recommendation 7: Identification and Management of Transfusion Reactions

The clinical transfusion resource manual recommendation 7 contains guidelines for transfusionist to identify and manage all transfusion reactions.

The process and associated training and competency documents were originally developed in 2014 and reside in the Technical Operations Manual.