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Blood transfusion - NICE guideline

This guideline covers the assessment for and management of blood transfusions in adults, young people and children over 1 year old.

Blood transfusion covers the general principles of blood transfusion, but does not make recommendations relating to specific conditions.


The guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • healthcare professionals who assess for and manage blood transfusions and their alternatives
  • commissioners and providers of transfusion services
  • people over 1 year old who may need a blood transfusion, their families and carers

Related publications

Padhi S, Kemmis-Betty S, Rajesh S, Hill J, Murphy MF. Blood transfusion: summary of NICE guidance. BMJ (Clinical research ed ). 2015; 351:h5832