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Completing a request form accurately and legibly is
important in transfusion practice
Completing the blood request form accurately and legibly is important to ensure that the right quantity and type of blood product is provided to the right patient at the right time in the right place.
Ensure blood products are given only when clearly indicated.
Hospitals must have a written policy for blood transfusion requests, which includes who can prescribe blood.
The request form should contain the following information
Full patient name
Unique patient identification number and/or date of birth
Location of the patient
Number and type of blood components and blood products requested
Date and time required, including degree of urgency
Relevant past obstetric and transfusion history
Indication for transfusion