Blood transfusion

NHS Blood and Transplant logo 200The treatment of certain medical conditions, and the preparation for some operations may require a patient to undergo a blood transfusion.

If you are required to receive blood, then the healthcare professionals caring for you will discuss the procedure with you in detail.

For more information about blood transfusion, including answers to frequently asked questions, please see the NHS Blood and Transplant website: Patient Information (

Further information

Please see also the NHS Blood and Transfusion website: Patient Information Leaflets (

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