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Paediatric Cases Cumulative Data


Paediatric cases comprise all reports for patients under 18 years of age, including all paediatric cases from the SHOT reporting-categories. Paediatric reports are subdivided by recipient age group: neonates ≤28 days; infants >28 days and <1 year; children ≥1 year to <16 years and young people aged 16 to <18 years.

SHOT has included a separate chapter containing paediatric reports since 2007. In this first report, children under 16 years old were included. However this was expanded in 2008 to include an additional age group of 16 and 17 year olds.


Recent Recommendations

  • Local guidelines for management of iron and haematinic deficiency in children should be developed and implemented
  • Transient abnormalities of coagulation and platelet number are common following exchange transfusion and transfusion should only be given if within guidelines (BSH New et al. 2016, 2020)
  • Specific paediatric MHP are required, and all members of staff involved need to be aware of their roles
  • Action: Hospital transfusion teams and paediatricians; Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; paediatric and nursing educators

Paediatric Resources

Please click on the following links to see the paediatric video, the Webinar on accurate and complete patient identification for safe transfusion in paediatrics and other paediatric resources.


Paediatric Cases Annual Report Chapters