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Benefits of Membership

  •  Engage with a vibrant Canadian network of transfusion medicine experts from various sectors including hospitals, blood operators, industry, academia and government organizations
  • Members-only preferred rates and funding opportunities
    • Reduced registration and hotel rates for the CSTM/CBS/HQ Annual Meeting
    • Access to bursaries to attend the CSTM/CBS/HQ Annual Meeting
    • Access to the ISBT affiliate Membership
  • Get involved and impact the changing face of transfusion medicine in Canada:
    • Opportunities to volunteer on CSTM Board of Directors and its multiple Committees
    • Participate in national surveys
  • Access members-only section of the CSTM website to access unique resources:
    • CSTM Standards for Hospital Transfusion Services
    • “Spotlight on Safety” cases: an opportunity to share the learning from errors, incidents or accidents in transfusion medicine with the expectation that similar issues could be prevented. The intent is to take an objective approach to error reporting
    • Transfusion Evidence Library: a database of systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and health economic evaluations. It is a unique resource for clinicians, scientists and policy makers from around the world who are interested in the science and practice of blood transfusion and blood alternatives
    • Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) Member website
    • CSTM/CBS/HQ Annual Meeting abstracts and presentations
    • CSTM Education Day presentations

What’s the difference between an individual member, student affiliate and institutional affiliation?

  • Individual memberships, student affiliations and institutional affiliations are available.
  • Individual members have all the privileges as listed above.
  • Institutional affiliations are available to transfusion centers. These affiliations allow one staff member a reduced registration fee to the Annual Conference. They do not allow all staff access to the Annual General Meeting or allow all staff access to the ‘members section only’ of the CSTM website. Only one access code will be issued for each institutional affiliation purchased. Institutional affiliation entitles the primary institution to print up to three copies of the CSTM Standards for Hospital Services.
  • Student affiliations are available at a reduced rate upon proof of registration in a recognized educational institution. These affiliations allow all of the same privileges as individual membership with the exception of voting on CSTM business.
  • Honorary affiliations are awarded at the discretion of the CSTM Board to members who have made significant long-term contributions to the CSTM. These affiliations are for a lifetime term and allow the honorary affiliate all of the privileges of individucal membership with the exception of voting on CSTM business.