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Last Modified: July 16 2014 
What's New

2014 Education Session on Blood Transfusion Issues - Oct 2, 2014 in Whistler, BC

New! iCHIP Patient Home Module "Getting Started " Video

2014 Action Plan for West Nile Virus and the Blood Supply now available

Canadian Blood Services, BC & Yukon WNV Update #2014-1, 18 July 2014 is now available



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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…

May, 2014
Novel Oral Anticoagulants:  BC TMAG Endorsement of NAC Statement
Statement of Support for the NAC Statement:
"As a provincial advisory committee, the BC Transfusion Medicine Advisory Group (TMAG) agrees with and endorses the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Blood & Blood Products (NAC) statement regarding use of special blood products to reverse direct thrombin inhibitors or direct factor Xa inhibitors".
NAC Statement:
"At this time, there is insufficient evidence available to allow the National Advisory Committee on Blood & Blood Products (NAC) to develop a recommendation for the use of prothrombin complex concentrates, FEIBA or recombinant Factor VIIa in the reversal of Direct Thrombin Inhibitors or Direct Factor Xa Inhibitors."

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 following on-call Rheumatology consultant during after office hours and weekends:

                                            July 15-18:     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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