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Blood transfusion - Patient Information Resources

Information leaflets for patients on a number of transfusion–related topics are available. These include:

Receiving a Blood Transfusion Will I need a blood transfusion?
More information on: Why you might need a blood transfusion, the risks and benefits and how will you feel during a blood transfusion.

Translations of these documents in the following languages French, Vietnamese, Somali, Polish, Zho Chinese, Urdu, Serbian, Pashto, Turkish, Punjabi, Kurdish, Guajarati, Greek, Farsi, Croatian, Bengali, Arabic, Albanian are available on request to NHSBT.customerservice@nhsbt.nhs.uk


Information for patients needing irradiated blood Information for patients needing irradiated blood
More information on: Why is irradiated blood needed? Do all types of blood need to be irradiated? Does irradiation damage the blood?
Leaflet is also available in English/Welsh
Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Kurdish, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Serbian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.


Receiving a platelet Transfusion Will I need a platelet transfusion?
More information on: Why you might need a platelet transfusion, the risks and benefits and how will you feel during a platelet transfusion.

Translations of this leaflet in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Zho Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, Greek, Guajarati, Kurdish, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Serbian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese are available on request from NHSBT.customerservice@nhsbt.nhs.uk


Receiving an unexpected Blood Transfusion Information for patients who have received an unexpected blood transfusion
More information on: Unexpected blood transfusion whilst in hospital.

Translations of these documents in the following languages French, Vietnamese, Somali, Polish, Zho Chinese, Urdu, Serbian, Pashto, Turkish, Punjabi, Kurdish, Guajarati, Greek, Farsi, Croatian, Bengali, Arabic, Albanian are available on request to NHSBT.customerservice@nhsbt.nhs.uk


 

These leaflets, and many others, may be accessed via: http://hospital.blood.co.uk/library/patient_information_leaflets/leaflets/index.asp

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