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Blood Policy

Your DHB Blood Policy

your local DHB has an extensive blood policy covering transfusion practice in detail. Please refer to this Policy for more information on the administration of Blood Components and Products. Among the the topics the Policy covers are the following:

  • Issue and Administration of Blood Components / Blood Products
  • Prescriptions/Requests for Blood Components/Blood Products, Emergency O negative Blood
  • Issuing Procedure - Resuspended Red Cells, other Blood Products, Emergency O negative blood
  • General Transfusion Practices and procedure for administration
  • Acute Transfusion Reactions - guidelines for the management of adverse transfusion reactions.