Blood Transfusion

  • 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)

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