A general guide to blood transfusion: information for patients and families *This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: A general guide to blood transfusion: information for patients and families (PDF file - 91 KB) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Answers to some common questions about blood transfusion including whtat a blood transfusion is and why you may need one, how you can reduce your risks of needing a blood transfusion, and what commonly happens if you do need one.
Organisation: Clinical Excellence Commission
Publishing date: May 2014
Last reviewed: March 2017
Target audience: General
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Greek (PDF file - 329 KB)
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