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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE
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Blood Transfusion

Description of our Blood Transfusion Service 

  • Provides specialist advice to NHS staff regarding transfusion issues and helps enhance care and management of patients receiving blood component therapy. 
  • Provides technical and clinical advice on many aspects of transfusion to staff involved in the transfusion process. 
  • Provides guidance and support in service planning and development. 
  • Analyses transfusion incidents/near misses, where necessary facilitating change process to reduce continued risk to patients. 
  • Ensures that standards of care for patients are adhered to according to national guidelines, policies and legislation. 
  • Provides advice for the care of patients who are exposed to blood and components or alternatives to transfusion with regard to risk reduction and avoidance. 
  • Supports development of patient literature.

Download the Transfusion Consent Leaflet

Special instructions for patients

  • The Transfusion Practitioner works on a part-time basis and can be contacted via staff on the wards.

Further Information

  • For further information about our Blood Transfusion Service, please contact: Valerie Wallace, Transfusion Practitioner (Specialist Nurse) - valerie.wallace@lhch.nhs.uk
  • Tele: 0151 600 1616 (switchboard)