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Ten years of transfusion practitioners and better blood transfusion in Scotland

27 February 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

After the Department of Health’s Better Blood Transfusion recommendations (DH 2002) ten years ago, a network of 18 transfusion practitioners supported by a central...

How to undertake a blood component transfusion

30 July 2018

Nursing Standard


Rationale and key points Blood component transfusion, commonly referred to as ‘blood transfusion’, is a general term for the transfusion of red blood cells,...

Use of blood components in clinical practice

23 April 2019

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Blood component transfusion is a procedure undertaken by nurses across a range of clinical specialties. An understanding of why blood components are used, and the...