Transparent Blood Inventory
(Note: this login is for authorized users of the TBI system)
A key principle of the BC Blood Contingency Plan is that blood inventory transparency is essential in a shortage. Decision makers need to know what inventory is available in the province, regardless of whether it is at Canadian Blood Services or hospitals. To this end health authorities, Canadian Blood Services and the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) have collaborated to implement the Transparent Blood Inventory System (TBI).
TBI is a weekly inventory reporting system in which high utilization hospitals in BC and the Yukon report their red blood cell and platelet inventory to Canadian Blood Services on a single mid-week day every week. This information is combined with the Canadian Blood Services inventory information to provide a regular snapshot of total provincial inventory. The partnership between health authorities, Canadian Blood Services and the PBCO enables transparent inventory information to be generated. Authorized personnel can access reports through the TBI system to view information about total provincial inventory (Canadian Blood Services + hospitals), Canadian Blood Services inventory, combined hospital total inventory, health authority inventory and individual hospital inventory.