Pavenski, Katerina MD*,†,‡; Howell, Alanna RN*,§; Mazer, C. David MD∥,¶,#; Hare, Gregory M. T. MD, PhD‡,∥,¶,#; Freedman, John MD*,§,∥. ONTraC: A 20-Year History of a Successfully Coordinated Provincewide Patient Blood Management Program: Lessons Learned and Goals Achieved. Anesthesia & Analgesia: September 2022 - Volume 135 - Issue 3 - p 448-458

Freedman, J. (2020) Patient Blood Management ORBCoN January Newsletter

Freedman, J. (2016) Transfusion Medicine: Time for a change: Patient Blood Management and the Ontario ONTraC Program Perioperative and Critical Intensive  Care Nursing

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.

Other ONTraC publications

Jadunandan S, Tano R, Vicus D, Callum J, Lin Y. The incidence of perioperative anemia and iron deficiency in patients undergoing gyne-oncology surgery. Can Oncol Nurs J. 2022 Feb 1;32(1):75-80. doi: 10.5737/236880763217580. PMID: 35280061; PMCID: PMC8849165.

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 )

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

Recent  PBM related publications of interest

Clarissa P. Skorupski, Matthew C. Cheung, Yulia Lin. Preoperative anemia in major elective surgery
CMAJ April 2023, 195 (15) E551

Goobie, Susan M. MD, FRCPC. Patient Blood Management Is a New Standard of Care to Optimize Blood Health. Anesthesia & Analgesia: September 2022 - Volume 135 - Issue 3 - p 443-446

Shander A, Hardy JF, Ozawa S, Farmer SL, Hofmann A, Frank SM, Kor DJ, Faraoni D, Freedman J; Collaborators. A Global Definition of Patient Blood Management. Anesth Analg. 2022 Feb 10. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005873. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35147598.

Pierre Tibi, R. Scott McClure, Jiapeng Huang, Robert A. Baker, David Fitzgerald, C. David Mazer, Marc Stone, Danny Chu, Alfred H. Stammers, Tim Dickinson, Linda Shore-Lesserson, Victor Ferraris, Scott Firestone, Kalie Kissoon, Susan Moffatt-Bruce

STS/SCA/AmSECT/SABM Update to the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Patient Blood Management
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Volume 35, Issue 9, September 2021, Pages 2569-2591

Pasricha S., Tye-Din J., Muckenthaler M.U., Swinkels, D.W.
Iron Deficiency
The Lancet 2020
Published Online

Bielza R, Mora A, Zambrana F, Sanjurjo J. Sanz-Rosa D., Thuissard I, Arias E, Neira M, Gomez Cerezo JF. Impact of a patient blood management program within an Orthogeriatric care service. Transfusion and Apheresis Science 57 (2018)  517-523





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