This section provides information for health professionals about therapeutic venesection and haemochromatosis and the procedure for referring and monitoring patients.
|Guidelines, referrals and information|
Criteria for Therapeutic Venesection (111I025) (pdf, 63 KB)
This document provides guidelines for referral of patients for venesection at an NZBS Donor Centre. Where a patient has a severe form of some health conditions NZBS may not be able to provide the treatment at a Donor Centre. The patient will then be referred back to the Clinician to consider venesection in a hospital environment.
Referral for Therapeutic Venesections (111F027) (pdf, 101 KB)
The NZBS form is provided for referral by a physician or general practitioner of patients with haemochromatosis or polycythaemia for venesection treatment.
Haemachromatosis Information (111I026) (pdf, 49 KB)
Haemochromatosis is a common hereditary condition affecting approximately 1 in 200 of the population. This information sheet provides an explanation and diagnostic guidelines for the condition.
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