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The United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland Blood Transfusion Network has produced resources to support Consent for Blood Transfusion for both patients and healthcare teams to ensure patients are able to make an informed decision about their transfusion.
A graphic from SHOT that shows the importance of haemovigilance, which is a set of surveillance procedures covering the entire transfusion chain, from the donation and processing of blood and its components, to their provision and transfusion to patients and their follow-up.
Graham Donald and Charlotte Silver are lay members of the SHOT Steering Group. In these short videos they talk about their roles with SHOT and the key part that patients themselves have to play in transfusion safety