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Laboratory Transfusion Services at the Royal Women's Hospital
and Royal Children's Hospital are provided by Laboratory
Services with 24 hour blood banks operating within the Core
Laboratories at each site.
Clinical transfusion advice can be obtained from the
Haematologists within Laboratory Services (Prof Paul Monagle,
Dr Janine Campbell, Dr Helen Savoia, Dr Chris Barnes, Dr
Nalini Pati, Dr Anthea Greenway). This service is available 24
hours via the hospital switchboard. The Royal Children's
Hospital also employs a Transfusion Clinical Nurse Consultant
(contactable on pager 6562)
Hospital Transfusion Committees (HTC) at each site report to the
Quality and Safety Committee. A key responsibility of the Hospital
Transfusion Committee (HTC) is risk management. The primary
role of the HTC is to provide an active forum for communication
between staff directly involved in clinical and laboratory-based
blood transfusion activities, to provide solutions, feedback and
education in relation to identified problems, and to ensure that
transfusion practice accords with best practice.
Your Hospital Transfusion Committee is responsible for this site
and welcomes any feedback and suggestions.
All of the information on this website should be used in
conjunction with the RCH
Blood Transfusion Procedure.
The following blood transfusion guidelines are also
available on the RCH intranet.
The Royal Children's Hospital has a blood transfusion
competency. It is recommended that all nurses providing care
to children receiving blood transfusions at RCH undertake this
competency. Please click on the following link to access the
competency package Blood
Trans comp (PDF 80 KB)
Please read the