Information and manuals for clinicians

Downloadable manuals and documents for laboratory use.

There are a variety of downloadable resources for clinicians working in the transfusion of blood, tissues and cells. All of these manuals can be found below. 

If you require any of these resources in a more accessible format, contact our digital team (nss.website@nhs.net

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For information for doctors and nurses on the use and ordering of blood.

Download the red cell transfusion information for healthcare professionals (PDF 285KB)

 

For data set requirements for labelling histocompatability and platelet immunohaematology samples and forms.

Download the data set requirements for labelling histocompatibility and platelet immunohaematology samples and forms (PDF 5.83KB)

Blood transfusion centre services 

Aberdeen and the North East

For a guide to services provided by Aberdeen and North East blood transfusion centre including blood bank, antenatal and immunohaematology.

Download the Aberdeen blood transfusion manual (PDF 2.84MB)

Edinburgh and the South East 

For a guide to services provided by Edinburgh and South East blood transfusion centre including pre-blood transfusion testing, antenatal service provision and reference laboratory for blood serology.

Download the Edinburgh laboratory handbook (PDF 1.42MB)

West of Scotland

For a guide to services provided by the West of Scotland blood transfusion centre relating to supply of blood components, reference laboratory, hospital transfusion lab services and clinical apheresis.

West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre - handbook for laboratory staff (PDF 769KB) West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre - red cell immunohaematology request form (PDF 76.5KB) West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre - Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia (hit) antibody assay request (PDF 81.6KB) West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre - platelet immunohaematology request form (PDF 106 KB)

 

For a guide to immunology services including use of test of reporting of results.

Download the immunology handbook (PDF 194KB)

 

For the histocompatability and immunogenetics laboratory user manual.

Download the histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratory user manual (PDF 392KB)

 

For best practice guidance on the management of pregnant women with red cell antibodies.

Download the pregnant women with red cell antibodies- Scottish National Clinical Guidance (PDF 1.15MB)

 

For the pregnant women with red cell antibodies record of care.

Download pregnant women with red cell antibodies: record of care (PDF 242KB)

 

For advice on the processing of samples from viral haemorrhagic fever patients.

Download the lab guidelines for Viral Haemorrhagic Fever- Ebola Virus (PDF 157KB)