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  • The transfusion guidelines presented on this site have been developed primarily for use within The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.  They detail many aspects of the transfusion process with a view to promoting safe and informed transfusion practice.

    The information contained within this site has been developed by reference to the available literature in the field of transfusion medicine. The expertise of relevant staff members within The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne has also been used where possible. The information presented here does not however necessarily represent the views of all the clinicians in these two hospitals.

    The recommendations contained in these guidelines do not indicate an exclusive course of action, or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking individual circumstances into account, may be appropriate.

    The authors of these guidelines have made considerable efforts to ensure the information upon which they are based is accurate and up to date. Users of these guidelines are strongly recommended to confirm that the information contained within them, especially drug doses, is correct by way of independent sources. The authors accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in the guidelines.