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Patient Blood Management (PBM) is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who might need a blood transfusion.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) continues to work with the Department of Health and the National Blood Transfusion Committee to further support NHS Trusts to manage their blood use effectively. Previous audits have shown that there is inappropriate use of blood and blood components that can be reduced and that the current trend of annual increases in use is not sustainable.
2015 Patient Blood Management Survey
In November 2015 hospitals were asked to participate in the NHSBT/NBTC Patient Blood Management Survey. The aim of the survey was to evaluate progress in the implementation of PBM since the previous survey in 2013.
In total 136 Trusts responded (91%). The results of the 2015 survey includes specific actions for Trusts to implement PBM and for NHSBT to support this implementation. An infographic has been produced to assist hospitals in disseminating the results widely.
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