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CSTM Position Papers

The purpose of the position papers is to affirm The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine’s (CSTM) commitment to promote best practices in Transfusion Medicine by providing information that may be useful for hospitals in Canada who provide Transfusion Services.

Informed Consent - Position Paper

Informed consent is legislated nationally under the Canadian Common Law of Consent entrenched within the Constitution Act of 1982. In British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the Yukon, informed consent is also legislated provincially. As a result of this legislation, it is clear that Canadians have a right to be informed of the risks, benefits and alternatives to a proposed treatment. The federal and provincial legislations do not specifically address consent for transfusion; h...

Recipient Notification - Position Paper

The purpose of this position paper is to affirm The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine’s (CSTM) commitment to promote best practices in Transfusion Medicine by providing information that may be useful for hospitals in Canada who provide Transfusion Services.