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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


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...

How to safely collect and deliver blood components for transfusion

21 June 2021

Nursing Standard


Rationale and key points There are several steps in the transfusion process that aim to ensure the correct blood component is given to the correct patient at the...