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Advice for Patients after a Blood Transfusion – August 2017

NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has written the following leaflets regarding blood transfusions and blood therapies.  Please visit NHSBT’s Patient Information Leaflets webpage and then click on the name of the leaflet you would like to view (a PDF viewer is required):

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Patient Blood Management (a standard of care that focuses on measures to reduce or avoid the need for a blood transfusion if possible)

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Will I need a blood transfusion?

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Will I need a platelet transfusion?

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Information for patients who have received an unexpected blood transfusion

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Information for patients needing irradiated blood

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Fresh Frozen Plasma and Cryoprecipitate

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Patients with sickle cell disease who may need a blood transfusion

Anaemia:

 

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What is Anaemia?

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Iron in Your Diet

Pregnancy, babies and children:

 

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HDN Awareness Booklet (reducing the impact of haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn)

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Blood Groups and Red Cell Antibodies in Pregnancy

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Platelet Groups & Antibodies in Pregnancy

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Protecting women and babies with anti-D Immunoglobulin

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Will my baby need a blood transfusion?

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Will your child need a blood transfusion?

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Will my child need a plasma transfusion?

Information for young children:

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Amazing you! (Let’s learn about blood)

Information for older children:

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Voyages on the Microsub Discovery

UK Cell Salvage: 

The UK Cell Salvage Action Group has written the following Patient Factsheets regarding “Cell Salvage”, which is a way of collecting blood that is lost during an operation, and processing it so that it can be given back to the patient.  Please visit UK Cell Salvage Action Group’s webpage, then click on “Patient Factsheet” on the left and then click on the name of the leaflet you would like to view (a PDF viewer is required):

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About Cell Salvage

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Cell Salvage When You have your Baby