This policy fully supports the recommendations for clinical practice & training in transfusion medicine published by the National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE), British Society for Haematology (BSH), the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC), the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme & other national / local guidelines as referenced. This policy encompasses all blood components / products & has appendices covering guidance on specific issues as listed in the contents page.

Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the provision of a service that is fair, accessible & meets the needs of all individuals.


Scope of the Policy

All staff involved in sampling, prescribing, ordering, collecting, administration of blood components / products & care/monitoring of a patient receiving a transfusion must read the sections relevant to their place of work & role.

This policy applies to adult patients at Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & the satellite hospitals that use blood components/products supplied by the Transfusion Laboratories.




Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Kim East, Lead Transfusion Practitioner
Matthew Rogers, BSPS Lead for Transfusion Consultant Haematologist
Ratified by: ASPH Patient Blood Management Committee
BSPS Joint Patient Blood Management Team
Date Ratified: April 2023
Date Issued: July 2023
Review Date: April 2025
Target Audience: All staff involved with blood transfusion and any associated blood products including anti-D and Beriplex.
Contact name: Kim East, Matthew Rogers


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