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Understanding blood groups and transfusion in nursing practice

31 March 2010

Nursing Standard


A donation of whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. This processing permits individual blood components to...

Use of blood components in clinical practice

23 April 2019

Nursing Standard


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...