The multidisciplinary team of medical scientists,
nurses, phlebotomists and doctors ensure that correct
blood transfusion procedures are followed. This
in turn means that the optimum quality of care
is given to you, the patient. You can help this
process by wearing your identification wristband
and ensuring that the information on it is correct.
Reactions to Blood Transfusion
In accordance with hospital policy, nursing staff carefully
monitor all patients receiving blood transfusions. During
this time you are not permitted to leave the ward in the
interest of your safety. Inform nursing or medical staff
if you feel unwell or experience fever, itch or chills
before, during or after your transfusion. If such a reaction
occurs, your nurse will stop the transfusion and call a
doctor. Your symptoms will be investigated and treated.
The transfusion may be recommenced pending these investigations.
months after a transfusion, a very small percentage of people
may develop antibodies to minor blood groups in the donor
blood. These antibodies will not make the person ill. In
the future if a blood transfusion is required, compatible
blood will be available.
Please encourage your healthy relatives and friends to become
blood donors by contacting the IBTS at 01-4322800 for times
and location of your nearest mobile donor clinic