Blood Transfusion and aaBB

aabb imageThis week Blood Transfusion Medicine at UHN underwent joint accreditation assessments by the American Association of Blood Banks (aaBB) and College of American Pathologists (CAP).   The accreditation team comprised of Dr. Ramesh Borad and Dr. Elpidio Pena assessed the combined  1572 requirements against the Laboratory Medicine Program’s –  Blood Transfusion Laboratories and the patient care areas that transfusion blood products across UHN.

We are thrilled to report that UHN received an amazing 100% on their assessment, with zero deficiencies.

This is a remarkable achievement. UHN has the largest blood transfusion laboratory in Canada that prepares roughly a hundred thousand products a year. This accomplishment demonstrates the daily commitment and focus on excellence, quality and exceptional patient care by both the blood transfusion laboratories and the transfusionists at UHN.

Congratulations and well done to the entire team.


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