Get designated.

Hospitals that have taken the spot audit can see how they compare against our benchmarks:

  • At least 65% of red blood cell transfusion episodes are single unit
  • At least 80% of inpatient red blood cell transfusions have a pre-transfusion Hb 80 g/L or less

If your hospital has met or exceeded benchmarks and maintained these results for four months, you are eligible to become a Using Blood Wisely Hospital.

If your hospital has not met our benchmarks, enrol in a six-month quality improvement initiative to implement practices proven to reduce inappropriate transfusions and qualify for designation upon meeting the benchmarks.

Has your hospital met our benchmarks? Get designated.

Get recognized nationally by Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services for your efforts to reduce inappropriate red blood cell transfusions. Complete the designation form below and a member of our Using Blood Wisely team will confirm your application.

Download Designation Form

Participate in the Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital Designation Program

Did you know that your Using Blood Wisely Hospital designation can also be included towards a Level 2 or Level 3 Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital designation? Build on your efforts by exploring other opportunities to reduce overuse in your hospital and participate in the Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital Designation Program.

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Accreditation Canada

Your participation in Using Blood Wisely can be acknowledged as an organizational quality improvement initiative by Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum Program. Use the guide below to talk about your participation in Using Blood Wisely with your Accreditation Canada surveyor.

Download Accreditation Canada Form