This course is aimed at staff who are not directly involved with the process of blood transfusion although their input on the overall treatments of the patient is required. The training will allow for a better understanding of the system and its safety aspects with regards to the patient’s needs.
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Learning online or e-learning courses have a number of obvious advantages which benefit the student. Other than being able to learn any time and in any place 24/7 add flexibility to the process. Choosing the time suits you to advance your learning.
The coursework is available to the learner to go over and to revise countless of times before finally taking the exam. Also, should the first results are not satisfactorily, you can retake the exam again.
You are no longer restricted to set hours and having to rebook another course when the exam results are not as good as you can achieve.
This seventh edition takes account of the European Directives on blood and tissues and
the resulting United Kingdom Regulations. We have tried to indicate throughout this
section of which of our guidelines are now legal requirements. The book continues to include
best practice guidelines and detailed technical procedures.
Blood Safety and Quality Regulation definitions and terminology are used throughout. A
list of definitions is included. The four National Blood/Blood Transfusion Services in the
UK are blood establishments in accordance with the EU Directives as are the individual
centres associated with them. Hospital blood banks fulfil different functions but several
Articles in the ‘Blood Directives’ and hence the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations
2005 apply to them; these are explained.
The format of the book has changed with the material presented in continuous chapters
rather than in parts. All chapters have been revised and several new chapters added;
therefore changes introduced in this edition are not indicated in the text.
We have included a few blank pages in the front of the publication where changes notified
by the Joint UKBTS/NIBSC Professional Advisory Committee (JPAC) can be attached.
The ‘Red Book’ is as up to date as we can make it at the time of printing. Further EU
Directives are in preparation and will in time be transposed into UK Regulations. Changes
in these guidelines will, therefore, continue to occur. These will be notified on the JPAC
website www.transfusionguidelines.org.uk and through the management of each of the UK
We hope the users of these guidelines and regulations find this edition clear and helpful.