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Laboratory Committee

General Information

The CBMTG Laboratory Special Interest Group is a networking/resource opportunity for laboratory professionals. It focuses on technical and regulatory issues. The group currently has over 40 members from across Canada and continues to grow along with CBMTG.

About Us

The goals of the CBMTG Laboratory Committee are:

  • To realize the need for open communication
  • To value the work and achievements of our laboratory teams and individuals who strive to improve BMT processes
  • To provide leadership in the development and implementation of standardized practices

Committee Members

Chair: TBD

Members: Angeline Giftakis, MLT; Paul Cartlidge, BSc; Anna MacDonald; Brenda Letcher, MLT; Christie Mewdell, MLT, ART; Darla Spriel; Debby Kury, MLT; Elizabeth McDougall; Ernest Stacey; Eunice Fowler, MLT; Gail Sharpe; Susan Yeoman; Gwen Epstein; Hugo Morin, MT; Jill Wilson; Johanne Fortier; Julie Grenier; Karen Hindmarsh; Karla Anjos; Kathy Ceccarrelli; Lisa Martin, MLT, CQE, CQA, CQIA; Locksley McGann, PhD; Marie Tulloch, MLT; Mike Halpenny; Oleksandra Synova; Pamela O'Hoski, ART; Rita O'Brien Richardson; Robert Sutherland; Sonia Bizier, MT; Susan Foster, MLT; Susan Berrigan; Susie Joron; Connie Duong, BSc; Cheryl Hynes; Nazir Jamal; Diane Fournier, PhD.


The CBMTG Lab Committee is pleased to provide a variety of relevant guidelines, validations and procedures for the BMT laboratory professional.

Summary of Validation of Cryopreservation Bags

Template validation SOP for Cryopreservation Bags

Reference for ISBT 128 Label Layout

Post Processing QC

Practices for Sterility Control for HPC

Practices for Autologous Stem Cell Collection

If you are interested in joining the Laboratory Committee, please fill out the Committee Application Form, available here.

Please note that to join a Committee, you must first become a CBMTG Member.

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