Consent for blood transfusion: summary of recommendations from the Advisory Committee for the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)

Consent for blood transfusion: summary of recommendations from the Advisory Committee for the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)
Michael F Murphy, Andrea Harris, James Neuberger
Clinical Medicine Journal, 17 May 2021
Abstract
The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) decided that its 2011 recommendations on consent for blood transfusion needed to be reviewed and revised due to evidence of poor compliance and recent legal guidance on consent. The recommendations are to ensure that patients are informed about and understand the purpose, benefits and potential risks of transfusion, and have an opportunity to discuss their treatment options. They should be incorporated into local practices for all patients.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s