Bloody Easy Lite
presented by: Ontario Regional Blood Coordination Network



This website offers information to all members of the transfusion community, including nursing, laboratory staff and clinicians. There are areas for education, new advanced research, periodicals and much more.

Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (HCDC)

The goal of the AHCDC is to ensure excellent care for persons with congenital bleeding disorders in Canada through clinical services, research and education. The website is home to the computer software program CHARMS which is designed to aid individual paitent management and overall quality assurance, and to store and analyze data on blood product utilization at the clinical level. There is also the CHARMS Newsletter, and information on rare inherited bleeding disorders.

BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO)

The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) promotes the delivery of safe, effective and efficient transfusion services throughout British Columbia.  Working closely with transfusion medicine professionals, regional health authorities and Canadian Blood Services, the PBCO helps to improve transfusion practice and the management of blood and blood products.

California Blood Bank Society

This website is a great place to find discussions between physicians and Medical Directors on the e-Network forum.

Canadian Blood Services

This site has been developed to provide blood component information to facilitate the ability of transfusion medicine professionals and users of blood components to provide safe transfusion.

Canada’s Transfusion Safety Officers

This website is an excellent forum for anyone working in the transfusion medicine community in Canada. It was started up as a site for transfusion safety officers initially but has opened its doors to the broader audience involved with transfusion medicine and patient safety. Besides TSOs, contributors include professionals from diverse scientific, technical, nursing, and medical backgrounds who work in all sectors of blood transfusion in Canada. 

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

This website is an excellent resource for continuing education for Medical Laboratory professionals. It is also an excellent source of legal and regulatory information.

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports the best practice in Transfusion Medicine in Canada through education, communication and partnerships. The website is the home of CSTM Standards. The Standards comply with CSA Standards for Blood and Blood Components, as well as federal, provincial, and territorial guidelines.

Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993 and named after the British epidemiologist, Archie Cochrane.

Hema Quebec

Alternative Blood Supplier for Nation, and main supplier for the province of Quebec.

International Society of Blood Transfusion

The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is a scientific society of world renown, founded in 1935 and bringing together professionals involved in blood transfusion and transfusion medicine from more than 85 countries. This site provides international guidelines and information with an international scope.

McMaster Transfusion Research Program

This website provides timely research project information that is useful to the transfusion community at large. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence that will inform transfusion practice and enhance the safety of blood recipients with a focus on the Canadian advancements in Transfusion Medicine research.

National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products

The National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC) is a Canadian national committee of recognized experts in the field of transfusion medicine. NAC provides medical and technical advice on the utilization management of blood and blood products to the provincial and territorial (PT) Ministries of Health and Canadian Blood Services (CBS).

NATA online

NATA is the Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives. It is an international network of medical practitioners, researchers, and opinion leaders from a wide variety of medical and scientific disciplines, dedicated to helping their peers learn more about recent advances in blood conservation and transfusion alternatives.

Newfoundland Blood Office

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Blood Coordinating Program was established on Dec.1, 2005. The purpose of the Program is to coordinate initiatives for the Regional Integrated Health Authorities that affect utilization, surveillance and the quality of the Blood Program throughout the province.

Nova Scotia Blood Office

On this website you can find out information about Niastase®, IVIG and Palivizumab (Synagis®). There are also examples of documents and forms that healthcare professionals can review, and guidelines on administration of blood products. Nova Scotia’s key focus is on Utilization Management, Surveillance and Quality Management.

Society for Blood Management (SABM)

SABM’s purpose is to improve patient outcomes through optimal blood management; which includes the appropriate provision and use of blood and blood products, and strategies to reduce or avoid transfusion.


This website includes free viewing of TraQ manuals and multiple educational tools. Users have access to a large resource library, interactive case studies, regulatory information, international and industry news, job postings, events calendar, and information from industry partners.