Abstract

The excellent suggestions included in the article "The Krever Commission Recommendations: What They May Mean for Hospitals" by Pamela Spencer published in the Winter 1998/1999 issue of Hospital Quarterly prompted me to give you an update on the new Canadian Blood Services (CBS). As CEO of CBS, I would like to provide a status report on our transition activities and summarize what has changed, as well as some of the measures we have taken to restore public confidence in the safety and integrity of Canada's blood supply system. I would also like to report on the results of an extensive series of consultations between CBS and the healthcare community.