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TACO National Patient Safety Alert issued

A UK-wide national patient safety alert to address the rising deaths from TACO has been issued by MHRA on Thursday 04 April 2024:

National Patient Safety Alert: Reducing risks for transfusion-associated circulatory overload (NatPSA/2024/004/MHRA) – GOV.UK (

This is also available on the CAS alert page.


An FAQ document and a gap analysis tool to support the implementation of this alert – these can be accessed via the TACO cumulative data page on the SHOT website.


The alert has been circulated widely and the SHOT team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have contributed to this alert. Please help in promoting the key safety messages widely and support local teams in implementing the recommendations in this alert. Do contact us if you have any queries or clarifications.