Who we are

The International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG) was established in 2011 to advance the field of transfusion medicine through the development of clinical guidelines.

Today, a global network of experts - hematologists, physicians and methodologists - from more than 15 countries contribute to the ICTMG.


What we do

Using rigorous, internationally accepted methods, we develop systematic reviews and guidelines to improve outcomes for transfusion patients worldwide.

ICTMG guidelines and the recommendations within these guidelines provide health-care professionals with a framework for making decisions about patient care based on the best available evidence.  Our guidelines are intended for health-care professionals involved in transfusion of patients, clinicians, medical directors of transfusion labs, and medical technologists who provide blood products in hospitals.

We also develop educational resources to promote understanding and uptake of our guidelines.

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Our operations

The ICTMG is a volunteer-based collaborative.

The ICTMG Secretariat, hosted by Canadian Blood Services, provides administrative and governance support, as well as expertise in guideline development methodology.

The ICTMG partners with organizations with similar mandates.  Our partnership with ISBT allows us to expand the reach of our work.


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