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The first edition of the Transfusion Medicine Standards for Canada was published in 1984. The latest version of these Standards, entitled CSTM Standards for Hospital Transfusion Services, Version 4 April 2017 is considered “best practice” for transfusion medicine in Canada.This bilingual document is compliant with the CAN/CSA-Z902-15, National Standard of Canada, Blood and blood components, and is meant to serve as a resource tool for the development of clinical and laboratory policies, processes and procedures.  Amendments will be posted as they are developed.

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