Blood Transfusion Guidelines

  • General recommendations for blood component transfusion
  • Red cell transfusions
  • Platelet transfusions
  • Plasma transfusions
  • Cryoprecipitate transfusions

Link to 2006  APPHON/ROHPPA Blood Transfusion Guideline

The supportive care guidelines have been developed by appropriate Atlantic Provinces health professional specialists (physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals) using evidence-based or best practice references.  Format and content of the guidelines will change as they are reviewed and revised on a periodic basis.  Care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information.  However, any physician or health professional using these guidelines will be responsible for verifying doses, and administering medications and care according to their own institutional formularies and policies and acceptable standards of care.

Link to 2009 APPHON/ROHPPA Routine Transfuion Orders Pediatric

Link to 2006 APPHON/ROHPPA French translated Blood Transfusion Guideline

The C17 Council is an organization composed of the institutionally appointed heads of the sixteen pediatric hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplant programs across Canada.  They represent the interests of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and act as an authoritative Canadian voice . The C17 Council has a strong record of accomplishment and has developed a clear strategy for continuing its mission to improve health outcomes and quality of life for children and adolescents in Canada with cancer and blood disorders.

The C17 Council has came out with a guideline for platelet transfusion thresholds for pediatric hematology/oncology patients.  The Quick Reference Guide and Complete Reference Guide (available in English and French) are posted on their website as well as listed below:

 http://www.c17.ca/index.php?cID=86.

Link to C17 Blood platelet transfusion Guideline (Quick Reference Guide)

Link to C17 Blood platelet transfusion Guideline (Complete Reference Guide)

Link to French translated  C17 Blood platelet transfusion Guideline (Quick Reference Guide)

Link to French translated C17 Blood platelet transfusion Guideline (Complete Reference Guide)