The Blood Book: Australian Blood Administration Handbook replaces the much-loved Flippin’ Blood which was a collaboration between the Blood Service, BloodSafe and SA Health.
Lifeblood has now solely developed this new resource to include updated comprehensive information to help health professionals – particularly nurses – practice safe transfusion.
Launched on International Nurses Day, Tuesday 12 May, the Blood Book includes:
guidance on the safe use and administration of blood components and products for neonates, paediatrics and adults,
information on the range of blood components currently available in Australia,
a transfusion administration checklist, and much more.
As the Blood Book is designed as a replacement resource, please discard any existing copies of Flippin' Blood.
You can order hard copies for your hospital by sending an email to BloodBook@redcrossblood.org.au
An online version of the Blood Book can also be found in our Resource Library.