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​Transfusion Leaflets​


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):



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

Will I need a blood transfusion?

Will I need a platelet transfusion?

Information for patients who have received an unexpected blood transfusion

Information for patients needing irradiated blood

Fresh Frozen Plasma and Cryoprecipitate

Patients with sickle cell disease who may need a blood transfusion



What is Anaemia?

Iron in Your Diet


Pregnancy, babies and children:

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

Blood Groups and Red Cell Antibodies in Pregnancy

Platelet Groups & Antibodies in Pregnancy

Protecting women and babies with anti-D Immunoglobulin

Will my baby need a blood transfusion?

Will your child need a blood transfusion?

Will my child need a plasma transfusion?


Information for young children: 

Amazing you! (Let’s learn about blood)


Information for older children:

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):

About Cell Salvage

Cell Salvage When You have Your Baby