Blood Donation / Transfusion

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on blood giving a brief overview of blood, blood cells and how they work.

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Blood Transfusion Services

UK regional blood transfusion services for all you need to know about donating blood and what it is used for:

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Blood Transfusion Information for Patients

Links to patient information resources approved by the National Blood Transfusion Committee and NHS Blood and Transplant.

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Blood Safety Leaflet Information (England, Scotland and Wales)

Explanatory information for donors from the UK Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Service.

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Blood Safety Leaflet Information (Northern Ireland)

Explanatory information for donors from the UK Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Service.

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NHS Choices

The government's patient information portal has leaflets on:

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Blood transfusion

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.