Consent for blood transfusion resources

Monday, 15th April 2024 (
11 months 2 weeks ago

The United Kingdom and Ireland Blood Transfusion Network (UK&IBTN) has developed resources to support patient consent for blood transfusion for both patients and healthcare practitioners, as recommended in guidance published by the advisory committee for the safety of blood, tissues and organs (SaBTO) in 2020.

Two working groups were set-up to deliver this and in January 2023 the final output was signed off by the UK&IBTN and published on the Joint UK Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee (JPAC) ‘transfusion guidelines’ website.

Resources for patients 

Resources for healthcare practitioners 

Patient Involvement

Other Regions

(2 months ago)

The East of England RTC hosted a very successful virtual education event - Mums, Babies and Blood.  Subjects covered throughout the morning included blood groups, massive haemorrhage, fetal DNA, Anti-D, haemolytic disease, anaemia, patient sampling errors and case studies.

East of England
(10 months 2 weeks ago)

The RTC hosted a successful virtual education event on the 3rd of May 2023. PowerPoint presentations and recordings from the Shared Learning from the Amber Alert are now available via our events page.

 Thank you to all our speakers and attendees.

South East
(5 days 1 hour ago)

Transfusion 2024 introduces the new Transfusion Training Hub, specifically designed to support education and training for all healthcare professionals working within Blood Transfusion and for anyone wishing to increase their transfusion knowledge.