OF THE SUPPLY
There are many dimensions to our organization, but first and foremost, Canadian Blood Services is a biologics manufacturer. Although we operate as a not-for-profit organization with a social purpose — helping to deliver superior health care and improved patient outcomes — our business model is closer to that of a pharmaceutical company than a humanitarian agency. And at the heart of that model is the sophisticated production of high-quality blood products.
Over the past year, as we continued our evolution to a more integrated model of supply chain management, we refined our data-gathering and reporting capabilities to support more effective decision-making at every stage of the production process. From real-time tracking of donated blood units, to sourcing other biologics components, to distribution of safe and effective products to hospitals, our collective efforts are focused on optimizing the flow of work, materials and information. We maintain our commitment to rigorous product testing while continuing to improve our production facilities and helping to develop an enterprise-wide quality management system.
A steadfast commitment to quality is not new to Canadian Blood Services; it’s one of our founding principles. As our organization has matured, so has our understanding of what quality encompasses — reflecting the experience of leaders in most sectors. Safety, for example, is not synonymous...
EVOLVING OUR QUALITY
As we develop our quality management system (QMS), we’re applying the lens of continuous improvement to every area of our operations, including...
All production processes at Canadian Blood Services integrate a crucial testing phase to ensure the safety and effectiveness of every blood product we manufacture and distribute. A top priority in our testing procedures is surveillance of infectious diseases to...
OUR STRATEGY REMAINS CLEAR
Our role within Canada’s health-care systems has two equally important dimensions: We manufacture safe, effective biological products designed to meet the needs of every patient with the right treatment in the right place at the right time. And we provide...