Patient blood management resources & clinical guidelines

Patient blood management is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who might need blood transfusion.

NHSBT is working with the Department of Health and the National Blood Transfusion Committee to further support NHS Trusts to manage their blood use effectively. Evidence shows 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.

We provide clinical guidelines and policies for:

  • Samples donation and component supply
  • Red cell transfusion and red cell immunohaematology
  • Platelet and white cell transfusion, histocompatibility and immunogenetics