The NAC is responsible for executing initiatives approved by the Provincial/Territorial Ministries of Health (except Québec) and Canadian Blood Services. To this end, NAC:

  1. Provides advice on matters pertaining to the blood supply, including those directly affecting the practice of transfusion medicine in hospitals;
  2. Develops and provides information about blood and blood product utilization and utilization management efforts;
  3. Develops and/or endorses guidelines and recommendations for blood component and blood product use;
  4. Identifies opportunities to influence optimization of transfusion medicine practices;
  5. Provides leadership on a jurisdictional level in the identification, design, and implementation of blood utilization management initiatives for the optimization of patient care; and
  6. Assists CBS and PTs in the product selection process.

Who We Are

NAC is made up of voting members and non-voting members appointed by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health and Canadian Blood Services.
Dr. Andrew Shih
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Jason Quinn
Vice Chair
Nova Scotia Health Authority Central Zone
Halifax, Nova Scotia