The Blood Component Information: An extension of blood component labels (BCI) booklet has been updated and is now available online at transfusion.com.au
This free resource provides educational information about all stages of blood component manufacture, component descriptions, clinical indications for their use, administration methods and possible reactions.
The BCI is a key element of the Blood Service’s regulatory compliance with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
It was last published in January 2015 and has been updated to include any new components or changes to specifications or typical content data of existing components, residual risk estimates and changes in transfusion or clinical practices.
From Monday 1 July, we will be introducing new national sample collection guidelines and two new forms which have been developed to facilitate a standard approach to requesting platelet and neutrophil testing/investigations.
We'd be keen to hear your feedback in a 2-minute survey about iTransfuse and what else you would like to see included in this comprehensive bedside tool.