New pre-transfusion blood sampling process video

This video highlights the key steps for completing the pre-transfusion blood sampling process

These critical checks are the first step in preventing wrong blood in tube incidents leading to possible transfusion of an incorrect blood component to a patient.

It can be played in full or paused at points to support training and knowledge of this process, and supports the British Society of Haematology (BSH, 2017) guideline for the administration of blood components and the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC, 2016) National Standards for the Clinical Transfusion Process.

The video was produced through collaboration between the UK’s haemovigilance scheme, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) and the NHS Blood and Transplant Patient Blood Management Team.

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Andrea Marshall, Patient Blood Management Development Manager