Transfusion Medicine

DSM’s Transfusion Medicine discipline is responsible for the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures for all blood bank and crossmatch operations, development of utilization management strategies and operationalizing implementation of new products/initiatives. The discipline works collaboratively with external partners such as Canadian Blood Services (CBS), Manitoba Health, Regional Health Authorities and health care professionals to ensure best practices within the province.

In Winnipeg, DSM’s Transfusion Medicine services are limited to blood bank services as cross-matching is done by CBS. In rural areas and Brandon DSM is responsible for both blood bank services and cross-matching. The discipline is responsible for overall education of clinical and laboratory staff in best practices and appropriate utilization.

160-INV-07 Receiving Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives
160-INV-11 Temperature Check of Blood and Thawed Components on Receipt
160-INV-12 Visual Inspection of Blood, Blood components and Derivatives
160-INV-14 Issuing Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives
160-INV-15 Issuing of Blood, Blood Components within a facility
160-INV-16 Issuing Derivatives
160-INV-17 Transport of Blood Blood Components and Derivatives within a facility
160-INV-18 Inter-facility Shipping of Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives
160-INV-19 Documenting the final disposition of Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives
160-MP-01 Patient Identification and Specimen Procurement
160-QC-05 Temperature Monitoring
160-QC-13 Alarm Response Malfunction


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