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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 (Dr Helen Savoia, A/Prof Janine Campbell, Prof Paul Monagle,
Dr Chris Barnes, Dr Anthea Greenway and Dr Gemma Crighton). 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.
Key Procedures and Guidelines relating to transfusion include:
Please read the