A popular resource gets a makeover

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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.