Choosing Wisely Designation


Congratulations to the Transfusion Medicine team at both University and Victoria Hospital for the recent designation as a Using Blood Wisely Hospital. The designation is awarded by Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services to those hospitals that have met benchmarks in red blood cell stewardship and have demonstrated their commitment to reducing unnecessary red blood cell transfusions. MLT’s have been actively screening every red cell transfusion order since 2017 for appropriateness and it is this commitment to quality that has helped earn the designation.