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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Blood Transfusion

Ask your SCN, SCM or Team Lead if you will be involved in any part of the Blood Transfusion process, if yes please read on and complete the essential learning. If not, then tick N/A on the completion checklist.  


It is essential to discuss with your SCN, SCM or Team Lead to find out if you are likely to be involved in:-

  • Taking pre transfusion blood samples
  • Collecting and storing blood components

HCSWs involved in any stage of the transfusion process are required to undertake the appropriate learning required for their role. Appropriate training and learning must be undertaken before participation in taking pre transfusion blood samples or the collection and delivery of blood or blood products.

Essential Learning 

Safe and local transfusion practice – presentation

 If undertaking phelebotomy (Learnpro modules)

  • Learn Blood Transfusion – Phlebotomy pathway
  • Blood sampling for transfusion video

 If collecting / delivering blood/ blood products (Learnpro modules)

  • Learn Blood Transfusion – Blood Collection Pathway
  • BCCAP Assessment, delivered at ward level


Further Information 

NHSGGC Clinical Transfusion Policy (Staffnet- Access from GGC Computer only)

NHSGGC Blood Transfusion pages  (Staffnet- Access from GGC Computer only) 


Last Updated: 18 August 2021