Get designated.

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.

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

Go further with your designation.

Participate in the Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital Designation Program

Did you know that your Using Blood Wisely Hospital designation can count towards becoming a Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital? Build on your efforts by exploring other opportunities to reduce overuse in your hospital by participating in the program.

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Use Your Efforts Towards Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum Program

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

Maintaining your designation.

To maintain your Using Blood Wisely Hospital status, we will follow up at year one,  year two, and year four post-designation to ensure your site still meets our national appropriateness benchmarks. At a minimum, benchmarks must be met for four consecutive months at the time of review.

  • If your hospital submits data regularly, there is nothing required on your end. Our team will follow up regarding the status of your data and designation status.
  • If you are not submitting data, we encourage doing so. We will follow up at the above timeframes and will require submission of data to maintain your designation.