NZBS Leaflets & Handbook



NZBS Leaflets

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 available.

See the Consent page for a list of leaflets e.g. 'Your Guide to Blood Transfusion - Fresh Blood Components'.

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:

  • Collection and preparation of blood components and plasma derived blood products.
  • General guide to good transfusion practice.
  • Blood components and clinical indications for use.
  • Blood products.
  • Special circumstances.
  • Adverse effects of transfusion
  • Clinical alternatives and applications.

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.

click to download the Transfusion Medicine Handbook

compatibility card for red cells compatibility card for plasma Phonetic alphabet card

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.

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Blood Component and Blood Product Administration poster