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

Blood Transfusion (Paediatrics)



Any registered paediatric nurse involved in any stage of the transfusion process is required to undertake the appropriate learning required for their role. The transfusion process includes:

  • making the decision to transfuse and associated communication with patient
  • requesting blood components
  • taking pre-transfusion blood samples
  • collecting and storing blood components
  • administration of a transfusion
  • patient monitoring during and following transfusion

Please read the following guidance:

Rapid induction guide for Registered Nurses/Midwives and ODPs involved in the transfusion process


Essential Learning Resources

Safe and Local Transfusion Practice (presentation)

Learn Blood Transfusion Learnpro modules (go to Blood Transfusion tab)

  • 'Blood components and indications for use'                        
  • 'Safe sampling for transfusion' video
  • 'Safe Transfusion Practice for Paediatrics'


Professional and Organisational Policy and Guidance

NHSGGC Clinical Transfusion Policy (Intranet only)

NHSGGC Blood Transfusion pages (Intranet only)


Last Updated: 29 September 2021