Products overview

This section of the website is a complete guide to blood products, from collection and testing to compatibility and correct handling.

Some blood components are modified for specific indications and patient groups. Modifications include washing, testing for CMV, freezing, irradiation, phenotyping and splitting components for paediatric use.

There is also information on therapeutic donation, a service the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood offers to people with haemochromatosis and other iron overload conditions, outlining the test results and forms General Practitioners need to provide to ensure streamlined donation sessions for their patients.