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Transfusion support at the Royal Children's
Hospital is provided by laboratory services, with a 24 hour blood bank
operating within the core laboratory
Clinical transfusion advice can be obtained from our
haematologists (Dr Helen Savoia, A/Prof Janine Campbell, Prof Paul Monagle, Dr
Chris Barnes, Dr Anthea Greenway, Dr Gemma Crighton and Dr Paddy Barbaro). This
service is available 24 hours via hospital switchboard.
There are two transfusion clinical nurse consultants.
(Anne Kinmonth and Hayley Landy) who can be contacted via pager 6562.
The Hospital Transfusion Committee (HTC) report to
the Quality and Safety Committee. A key responsibility of the 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.
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