Professional Resources

Transfusion Safety Program

The Transfusion Safety Program (TSP) is a community-based blood management program offered to all hospitals receiving blood and blood products from CBC/CTS. Developed in 2007, the TSP team partners with hospitals to improve blood availability, enhance patient safety and promote evidence-based clinical practices within the community. 

Services and tools provided by this program include:

  • Expert Transfusion Medicine guidance on transfusion safety, blood management and compliance issues.
  • Access to the Appropriate Inventory Management (AIM) system.*
  • Group participation in the US Biovigilance Network.
  • Continuing education programs on Transfusion Medicine for physicians, nurses and clinical laboratory scientists.

*AIM is a web-based donor-to blood recipient tracking system used by CBC/CTS and participating hospitals to monitor appropriate blood utilization, reduce wastage and control transfusion costs. AIM includes a national database of information that participating hospitals can use to benchmark with similar hospitals across the U.S.