Transfusion medicine handbook

The Transfusion Medicine Handbook is designed to assist hospital staff and other health professionals in modern Transfusion Medicine Practice. Clinical staff who are prescribing and administering blood components and blood products will find this booklet particularly useful. In addition to information about the blood products and services available from NZBS, it provides an outline of the clinical indications for the use of blood components and products.  It also describes the procedures for administering blood components and products and monitoring for any adverse reactions in patients.

Hard copies of the handbook are available from:

New Zealand Blood Service National Office
Level 3, 11 Great South Road
Epsom
Auckland

Telephone: 09 523 2867
e-mail: Jillian Sinden

Transfusion Medicine Handbook 2008 (111G122) (pdf, 448 KB)
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