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New! iCHIP Patient Home Module "Getting Started " Video

 New!  Updated Guidelines for Red Blood Cell Transfusion (see Utilization Management > Red Blood Cells section)

New!  IVIG Infusion Rate Tables (see IVIG Clinical Resources Section)

Find the latest tools and resources to support the provincial IVIG Neuromuscular Neurology Program!

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Transfusion Bits and Bytes - Transfusion Education for Technologists .

Click here for BC Recommendations for Notification of Recipients of a Blood Component Recall (June 2012)


BMI Calculator

IVIG Dosing Calculator

New! Keep our mobile web apps at your fingertips on your smart phone! Click here for more information.


TraQ Program
This PBCO-sponsored site provides a wealth of current blood-related resources in Canada and abroad.

Canadian Blood Services
Canada's blood suppliers.

National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products
Includes helpful guidelines and information about the work of this Canadian committee of recognized experts in the field of transfusion medicine.

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Improving Transfusion Service Across BC

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.  More about us…
2013 CBS PBCO Education Session on Blood Transfusion Issues
The 13th Annual Education Session on Blood Transfusion Issues was hosted in Vancouver on Friday, September 27, 2013. Please visit the Education Session page for copies of the presentations.

Managing Blood Shortages
The BC Blood Contingency Plan provides a framework for a rapid and effective response to a localized or widespread blood shortage in BC. Find out more…

Transparent Blood Inventory
To facilitate the BC Blood Contingency Plan, health authorities, Canadian Blood Services and the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office have collaborated to implement the Transparent Blood Inventory System (TBI) .   

Adult Rheumatology IVIG Request Program
For Adult Rheumatology cases only, please contact the on-call rheumatology consultant during after office hours and weekends as follows:


                   April 2014: Dr. John Kelsall (604) 817-4554


For more information related to the IVIG Rheumatology program, click here

For special approval for IVIG please contact the designated pathologist in your health authority with IVIG Special Approval privileges.

For general inquires regarding the BC IVIG Program, please contact the PBCO office during regular business hours at 604-675-3991 or visit our IVIG section for more information.

IVIG Request Module
The PBCO has developed an IVIG Request Module as an expansion of the Central Transfusion Registry (CTR).  This tool was developed to provide health authorities with a web based system to assist in securely, efficiently and effectively managing requests for intravenous immune globulin (IVIG).

SCIG Home Infusion Program
The SCIG Home Infusion Resource Kit is now available for any health authorities and/or hospitals that would like to establish their own subcutaneous immune globulin (SCIG) home infusion program. SCIG Home Infusion Resource Kit
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