Transfusion essay March 2007

Prepare a patient information leaflet about blood transfusion, intended for adult patients scheduled for elective surgery attending a pre-admission clinic approximately 1 month prior to the date of admission.


1. Indications for blood transfusion



2. Reducing need for transfusion



3. How blood is given



4. Symptoms during transfusion



5. Side effects



6. Concerns / contacts



7. Possibly paragraph for Jehovah's witnesses