Designated hospitals.

Aberdeen Regional Hospital, NS  |  Grace Hospital, MB  |  Health Sciences Centre, MB  |  Colchester East Hants Health Centre, NS  |  North York General Hospital, ON | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, ON | Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, ON | Valley Regional Hospital, NS | Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital, NS | St. Paul’s Hospital, BC | Southern Health-Santé Sud Regional Health Authority (12 sites), MB | IWK Health Centre, NS | Regina General Hospital, SK | Pasqua Hospital, SK | Southeast Integrated Care Centre – Moosomin, SK | Joseph Brant Hospital, ON | Cape Breton Regional Hospital, NS | Montfort Hospital, ON | St. Paul’s Hospital, SK | Royal University Hospital, SK | Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound Hospital, ON | Bluewater Health, ON | Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, NS | Brant Community Healthcare System, ON | Prairie Mountain Health Region, MB | Michael Garron Hospital, ON | Niagara Health – Welland Site, ON | Battlefords Union Hospital, SK | Tisdale Hospital, SK* | St. Michael’s Hospital, ON | Saskatoon City Hospital, SK | Nova Scotia Health Authority Central Zone, NS | Seven Oaks General Hospital, MB | Markham Stouffville Hospital, ON | London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, ON | London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, ON | South Shore Regional Hospital, NS | Yarmouth Regional Hospital, NS | Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, ON | Cypress Regional Hospital, SK| Northumberland Hills Hospital, ON | Quinte Healthcare, ON | Health Sciences Centre, NL | St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, NL | St. Joseph’s Health Centre, ON | Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus, ON | Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus, ON | Niagara Health – Greater Niagara Site, ON | CHEO, ON | Carbonear General Hospital, NL | CHU de Québec – L’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec et CRCEO, QC | CHU de Québec-Université Laval et Centre mère-enfant Soleil, QC | CHU de Québec – Hôpital Enfant-Jésus, QC | CHU de Québec – Hôpital St-François d’Assise, QC | CHU de Québec – Hôpital St-Sacrement, QC | Kingston Health Sciences Centre, ON | Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll, ON | William Osler Health System, ON | Vancouver General Hospital, BC | Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, ON | Mount Sinai Hospital, ON | Northern Regional Health Authority, MB | Grand River Hospital, ON | Niagara Health – St. Catherines Site, ON | Victoria General Hospital, MB | Concordia Hospital, MB | Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, ON

*Using Blood Wisely Recognition

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 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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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 and year two 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.