This is an example of a checklist that could be used. SHOT decided not to issue a formal prototype as hospitals already have different ways of providing a checklist. Please click on the checklist picture above to view the image.
This video outlines critical key steps for completing pre-administration bedside checks of blood components.
The video can be played in full or paused at particular points to support training and knowledge of this final step. The video supports the British Society of Haematology (BSH, 2017) guideline for the administration of blood components, the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC, 2016) National Standards for the Clinical Transfusion Process and the Central Alerting System (CAS) Alert Safe Transfusion Practice – use a bedside checklist, (Department for Health, 2017).
The video was produced through collaboration between the UK haemovigilance scheme, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) and the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Patient Blood Management (PBM) Team with funding from Health Education England.
The downloadable documents are the property of SHOT and have SHOT copyright. They must therefore NOT BE MODIFIED without permission.
The anti-D checklist may need modification to suit local policies. Please apply to the SHOT office for an editable version. When any such local revisions are made the revised version of the checklist should also have a footnote stating that it is ‘modified from original’ by date of modification and version number and the local Trust logo. A copy of the modified version must be returned to SHOT.
Pre-Transfusion Administration ABO D Blood Group Check
SHOT Laboratory Lessons 2013
SHOT Clinical Lessons 2013
SHOT Update 2016 presented at BBTS
General SHOT Leaflet
Root Cause Analysis (pdf)
SHOT Laboratory Reporting Guide
SHOT Anti-D Administration Checklist Poster – Revised 2018 – please note that the 250iu vial is no longer available, therefore 500iu is an appropriate alternative dose. Do not attempt to split a single vial. The BSH Guidelines are currently under review and these SHOT resources with be updated when the guidelines are updated.
SHOT anti-D Administration Checklist v12 Oct 2012 – please note that the 250iu vial is no longer available, therefore 500iu is an appropriate alternative dose. Do not attempt to split a single vial. The BSH Guidelines are currently under review and these SHOT resources with be updated when the guidelines are updated.
SHOT Transfusion Process Checklist May 2012
anti-D Article for Midwives Jan 13
18 Years of SHOT Summary Poster Paula HB Bolton-Maggs, Alison Watt, Debbi Poles
SHOT anti-D poster 2013 Tony Davies, Paula HB Bolton-Maggs, Debbi Poles
Additional resources that can support best practice include the ‘Bookmarks’ and ‘Blood Component App’.
Key information from the British Society for Haematology (BSH) paediatric transfusion guidelines:
Information about the Blood Components App can be accessed here
The password has been distributed to reporters, but if you require access, please contact the SHOT Office.
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