Transfusion may be a common procedure but it can end in disaster
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Transfusion may be a common procedure but it can end in disaster

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Stakes are high when handling and managing blood products for transfusion – here’s how nurses can prevent errors and keep patients safe

With around 2.5 million units of blood components transfused in the UK each year, it’s a relatively common and safe nursing procedure – but errors are potentially catastrophic.

Nursing Standard. 34, 11, 72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.11.72.s23

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