Patient Blood Management

Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion. PBM encompasses all aspects of patient evaluation and clinical management surrounding the transfusion decision-making process, including the application of appropriate indications, as well as minimization of blood loss and optimization of patient red cell mass. PBM can reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusions and reduce health-care costs, while ensuring that blood components are available for the patients who need them.

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Access7 – Talk of the Town with Special Guest Dr. Ryan Lett, MD, FRCPC

Recording date: October 29, 2018



Anemia: A problem to Which Transfusion is Rarely the Answer

Presentation date: January 25, 2017

This 49 minute presentation is an overview of current evidence published to recognize both anemia and transfusion are independent risk factors for increased morbidity and mortality. Dr. Lett will review interventions to decrease anemia and minimize perioperative and hospitalization blood loss. This presentation has been recorded so that it can be utilized as a resource to physicians and to promote Patient Blood management in Saskatchewan.


PDFs of Presentation Slides

Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  
Anemia: A problem to which transfusion is rarely the answer presentation - January 25, 2017 January 13, 2018 March 20, 2018 Download
Difficulties (and Solutions) in a PBM Program - Dr. J. Freedman November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018 Download
Patient Blood Management Presentation - November 22, 2016 January 13, 2018 May 17, 2018 Download

    Patient Blood Management Resources

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      Dr. R. Lett

      Dr. J. Rao