‘Stop and check – it could save a life’
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‘Stop and check – it could save a life’

Alison Moore Freelance health journalist

Giving the wrong blood can be fatal, but stricter routines and electronic tracking are helping to reduce the hazards of transfusion

Having a blood transfusion has probably never been safer, but this has only been achieved with constant vigilance by all involved.

Nursing Standard. 33, 5, 72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.5.72.s23

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