Ready to take the challenge?

Taking the challenge is the first step to demonstrating your commitment to using blood wisely. It means measuring yourself against the following national 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

Follow these steps to help you get started.

Sign Up

Start your Using Blood Wisely journey here.

Fill in this quick form to give us some baseline information about the transfusion services at your site.

After completing the sign up form, move to the spot audit to see how your hospital compares to our national benchmarks.

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Sign Up

Sign Up

Start your Using Blood Wisely journey here.

Fill in this quick form to give us some baseline information about the transfusion services at your site.

After completing the sign up form, move to the spot audit to see how your hospital compares to our national benchmarks.

  • Hold Control (or Command) to select multiple options.
  • Hold Control (or Command) to select multiple options.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Spot Audit

Spot Audit

See how your hospital compares to our national benchmarks. 

Complete the spot audit to determine your hospital’s rates of single unit transfusions and the pre-transfusion hemoglobin levels as indicators of transfusion appropriateness.

While performing this quick audit, you may also gain insight into the practice variations that are occurring at your site. The spot audit will be used for measuring your progress should your site move forward with the campaign’s quality improvement interventions.

Data from your spot audit, and subsequent measurement audits, will be collected via the Canadian Blood Services Disposition Report.

How to conduct a spot audit:

Once your spot audit is complete, submit data via Canadian Blood Services Disposition Report.

Have questions about the spot audit? See our Frequently Asked Questions.