We’re refreshing!

Come experience the new website and submit your feedback. The current site will temporarily
remain available as we make the final adjustments to the new online experience.

Click here to check it out. ►
1 888 2 DONATE(1 888 236-6283)
Find a Clinic:  search Search this site:  search
Book an appointment
Home > Hospitals >
Facebook youTube Twitter flickr
Why Should I Donate?
Who Needs Blood?
Can I donate?
Basic Eligibility
Donor Questionnaire
Malaria policy
Donation Date Calculator
American Sign Language
What Can I Donate?
Types of Donations
Plasma & Platelets
Stem Cells
Financial Gifts
Blood for Research
How Can I Get Involved?
In My Community
Send an e-card
Public Involvement
Partners for Life
What's Your Type
Sign Up to Learn More
Young Blood For Life
Assignment Saving Lives
National Blood Donor Week
What Should I Know?
Pandemic Preparedness
Safety and Testing
Research & Development
West Nile Virus (WNV)
Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)
vCJD Travel Deferral
Become a Volunteer
New Donor Form
Change Your Address
Join OneMatch
Become a Partner for Life Organization
Become a Partner for Life Member
Join Ready, Set... Give!
Donor Experience Survey
Customer Service
Circular of Information
Customer Letters
Plasma Protein Products
Hospital Customer Forms
Resource Library
OneMatch Documents
Adverse Events
Diagnostic Services

Circular of Information

The Circular of Information is an extension of the component label and provides information regarding component composition, packaging, storage and handling, indications, warnings and precautions, adverse events, dose and administration etc. The Circular conforms to the applicable regulations issued by Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada.

The Circular of Information is available to facilities where health care professionals are involved in the preparation and transfusion of human blood and blood components.

The Circular as a whole or in part cannot be considered or interpreted as an expressed or implied warranty of the safety or fitness of the described blood or blood components when used for their intended purpose. Attention to the specific indications for blood components is needed to prevent in appropriate transfusion.


This document can be printed. Please note that the contents of this document cannot be modified due to Copyright. This is a time-sensitive document and may be outdated. Please visit the Canadian Blood Services website ( regularly for the current version.

Canadian Blood Services Circular of Information
(current versions for download)

Red Blood Cells, Leukocyte Reduced (LR) PDF
Pooled platelets LR CPD, apheresis platelets PDF
Plasma components (FFPA, FP CPD, Cryosupernatant CPD, Cryoprecipitate CPD) PDF
Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (HPC), Cord Blood PDF

Note: These documents can be downloaded.

Top of the page Privacy and Access to Information | Terms of Use | Copyright © 1998-2015 Canadian Blood Services. All rights reserved.