Selected literature will be provided on a quarterly basis.


Freedman, J., Luke, K., Escobar, M., Vernich, L., & Chiavetta, J.A. (2008, February). Experience of a network of Transfusion Coordinators for blood conservation (Ontario Transfusion Coordinators [ONTraC]). Transfusion, 48, 237-250.

Luke, K. & Freedman, J. (2007, Spring). Ontario Transfusion Coordinators (ONTraC), A Provincial Blood Conservation Program. SABM Newsletter 3(1), 2-3.

Freedman, J. (2005). Theme issue on Ontario initiatives in blood conservation and blood management (editorial). Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 33, 315-316.

Freedman, J., Luke, K., Monga, N., Lincoln, S., Koen, R., Escobar, M., & Chiavetta, J. (2005). A provincial program of blood conservation: The Ontario transfusion coordinators (ONTraC). Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 33, 343-349. Abstract

Other ONTraC publications

Ralley, F. E., Berta, D., Binns, V., Howard, J., Naudie, D. D. R. (2010). One Intraoperative Dose of Tranexamic Acid for Patients having Primary Hip or Knee Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Online first: January 2010. (Erratum: Volume 468, Issue 5 / May 2010 )

Rae, A. (2009, Summer). A Three-Phase Study to Identify the Prevalence of Iron Deficient Anemia in Patients who have Fractured a Hip with the Purpose of Establishing a Treatment Protocol. SABM Newsletter 5(1), 18-19.

Hall, J. (2008, May 5). Fewer transfusions lowers cost, helps patients. The Toronto Star.

Bakdash, S., & Yazer, M. H. (2007, July 17). What every physician should know about transfusion reactions. CMAJ, 177(2), 141-147.,

British Committee for Standards in Heamatology; Writing group: Boulton, F. E., & James, V. (2006). Guidelines for policies on alternatives to allogeneic blood transfusion. British Committee for Standards in Heamtology.

British Committee for Standards in Heamatology; Writing group: Stainsby, D., MacLennan, S., Thomas, D., Isaac, J. & Hamilton, P. J. (2006). Guidelines on the management of massive blood loss. British Journal of Haematology, 135, 634-641.

Chiavetta, J., Escobar, M., Newman, A., He, Y., Driezen, P, Deeks, S., Hone, D., O’Brien, S., & Sher, G. (2003). Incidence and estimated rates of residual risk for HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and human T-cell lymphotropic viruses in blood donors in Canada, 1990-2000. CMAJ, 169(8), 767-773.,

James, V. (2004). A national blood conservation strategy for NBTC and NBS: Report from the working party on autologous transfusion and the working party on alternatives to transfusion of the NBS sub-group on appropriate use of blood.

Karger, R., & Kretschmer, V. (2007). The cost-effectiveness of autologous transfusion alternatives: An update and reappraisal. Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine, 9, 91-100.

National Blood Service Transfusion Liaison Nursing Team. (2007, July). A drop of knowledge: Guidance for new and developing transfusion practitioners, Version 3.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. (2001). Perioperative blood transfusion for elective surgery: A national clinical guideline (#54).

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland. (2005). Blood transfusion and the anaesthetist: Red cell transfusion.

Van der Linden, P., & Dierick, A. (2007). Blood conservation strategies in cardiac surgery. Vox Sanguinis, 92, 103-112. Abstract

Wong, C. J., Vandervoort, S. L., Vandervoort, A., Donner, G., Zou, G., MacDonald, J. K., Freedman, J., Karkouti, K., MacDonald, S. J., & Feagan, B.,G. (2007, May). A cluster-randomized controlled trial of a blood conservation algorithm in patients undergoing total hip joint arthroplasty. Transfusion, 47(5), 832-841. Abstract

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