NZBS Leaflets & Handbook
To be given to patients to aid understanding about
risks and benefits of a transfusion as part of informed consent
process. NZBS leaflets for all blood components and blood products are
NZBS Transfusion Medicine Handbook
The pocket sized Transfusion Medicine Handbook is available online here or as a booklet through the Transfusion Nurse Specialist in Blood Bank. It contains details of:
ABO compatibility and Phonetic alphabet cards
These handy wallet-sized cards are available through the Transfusion Nurse Specialist via Blood Bank. The first contains details of compatibility (red cells, plasma and platelets) and the second provides the phonetic alphabet to assist communication over the phone.
Blood Component and Blood Product Administration poster
This A2 sized poster (size of four A4 sheets) is available through the Transfusion Nurse Specialist via Blood Bank. It contains guidance on the administration of all components and products available through Blood Bank.