Blood Watch

Information for Patients

Patients, families and carers are vital care team members, and access to relevant and timely information supports informed decision making. The Blood Watch Program has developed and sourced resources specifically designed to support this process as it relates to the use of blood and blood products.

A General Guide to Blood Transfusion:
Information for Patients and Families

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Information for children

My First Transfusion was provided by the McMaster Transfusion Research Program. The CEC thanks Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network for permission to promote their paediatric patient information.

The resources below were produced collaboratively by ANZSBT, BloodSafe, Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) and the New Zealand Blood Service. Hard copies are available from the ARCBS upon request.

Additional patient information

Australian Red Cross Blood Service provides extensive information on a range of topics for: