In this section
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