Consent for transfusion
Following a public consultation in 2010, a series of recommendations were proposed and supported by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) regarding patient consent for blood transfusion.
To support and aid your discussion regarding consent, a variety of patient information leaflets relating to blood transfusion are available, which can be given to the patient as part of the consent process.
A number of Trusts have agreed to share their resources, processes and findings to help support other Trusts to implement consent for blood transfusion.
Dudley Group of Hospitals
Supplementary consent form to exclude blood transfusion - template (Word)
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consent Sticker (PDF)
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
NHSBT Patient Blood Management Practitioner Team
Consent for Transfusion template - example (Word)
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in association with NHSBT
Having a blood transfusion - YouTube video which explains all you need to know about having a blood transfusion
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Adult Blood Transfusion Care Pathway