Using Blood Wisely
The data collected with the Using Blood Wisely Red Blood Cell Transfusion Audit Tool will provide insight regarding red blood cell transfusion practices at your site and will identify how your hospital compares against the Using Blood Wisely benchmarks. There are multiple ways to evaluate the appropriateness of RBC transfusions at your hospital. The Using Blood Wisely audit tool will allow you to measure two indicators: 1. Percentage of single unit transfusions 2. Percentage of inpatient RBC transfusions with a restrictive transfusion threshold.

This form is intended for use by hospitals in Québec. If your hospital reports data via the Canadian Blood Services Hospital Portal, please report your Using Blood Wisely data there ( If you are not a Québec hospital but would like to use the form, please contact us at If you need assistance in answering any of the questions in the survey, please refer to this User Guide (
Please provide us your name in case we have any questions about your submission. *
Please provide us your hospital email address so we have a means to contact you. *
What is your province or territory? *
What hospital does your submission represent? *
What month are you reporting on? *
Number of transfusions where one patient receives 1 RBC unit in one day. *
Number of transfusions where one patient receives 2 RBC units in one day. *
Sum of the total number of patients transfused each day during the audit period (transfusion instances). *
Number of transfusions with a preceding Hb. *
Number of transfusions where preceding Hb ≤ 80 g/L. *
Number of transfusions where preceding Hb ≤ 70 g/L. *
Total number of inpatient transfusions during the audit period. *
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