To help minimize Red Blood Cell (RBC) waste, the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) coordinates a Provincial RBC Redistribution Program. Participating small and medium-sized hospitals send blood that is nearing its expiry date (10-14 days before expiry) to a designated large hospital where blood is more likely to be used.

 

RBC Redistribution Manual

To view or print specific sections of the manual, choose from the Table of Contents:
1. About the BC RBC Redistribution Program  

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2. BC RBC Redistribution Program Tools 
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  • Please contact your Health Authority Technical Leader for the appropriate form to order Redistribution Supplies at
  • Calgary or Edmonton Canadian Blood Services
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3. BC RBC Redistribution Process – Overview  
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For ISSUING Sites

 4. BC RBC Redistribution Process and Procedures – Issuing Site 
 5. BC RBC Redistribution Training and Competencies - Issuing Site
  

For RECEIVING Sites

 6. BC RBC Redistribution Process and Procedures – Receiving Site
 7. BC RBC Redistribution Training and Competencies - Receiving Site