The Nursing Resource Group for Transfusion Medicine (NRG) is comprised of Registered Nurses with expertise in transfusion medicine and/or nursing education. Its purpose is to provide nursing expertise and advice to the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) regarding provincially and nationally mandated transfusion projects and programs, and to facilitate and support the implementation of such initiatives across BC.



The NRG consists of representatives from PBCO and regional health authorities.

Nursing Resource Group Membership List



Health Authority/ Organization (Site/Facility)

Allison Sheridan Regional Knowledge Coordinator - Clinical Processes, Professional Practice Office

Interior Health         

(Penticton Regional Hospital)

Clare O'Reilly Transfusion Safety Clinician, Transfusion Safety Office

 Provincial Health Services Authority

(BC Children's & Women's Hospital)

Kayla Schuitema Regional Blood Transfusion Nurse Clinician, Transfusion Medicine

Fraser Health

(Lower Mainland Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)

Kristy Zurowski NI Trauma Coordinator

Northern Health

(University Hospital of Northern BC)

Liana Perruzza Regional Transfusion Medicine Clinician

Providence Health

(St Paul's Hospital)

Christine Sorgiovanni (temporary)

Nursing Coordinator,

Transfusion Medicine

Island Health 

(Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Tara Winckler  Regional Transfusion Medicine Nurse Clinician 

Vancouver Coastal Health 

(Vancouver Acute)

 Aimee Beauchamp Business Operations Lead BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office

Crystal Brunk

Clinical Coordinator, Business Operations (Chair) BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office