Transfusion Medicine

Laboratory Services

Transfusion Medicine (TM) programs across the province are dedicated to providing correct and safe blood components and blood products to our patients. The TM programs work in combination with Canadian Blood Services to ensure patient safety and that an adequate supply of blood is available for all Albertans.

The link below provides information for clinical staff regarding blood components and blood products, including both those that contain human proteins and those that do not.

The Transfusion Service, in collaboration with clinical staff and educators, has developed provincial policy and procedure(s) addressing the transfusion of blood components and products. This suite of documents and their supporting resources serve to establish a standard for the practice of transfusion in Alberta. Please click on the link below to access the policy and procedure, educational resources and other supporting material.

The Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) Transfusion Safety Team provides clinical liaison support to help ensure the quality and safety of transfusions in Alberta hospitals