We are committed to improving blood user compliance
The Blood Services in South Africa have jointly published the educational video(s). This teaching tool is aimed at nurses and clinicians using blood and blood products. It is recommended that staff revise the content through repeated viewings on a 6 monthly basis, and also that new staff joining the hospital/facility are shown the video as part of in-service training or induction programs.
Autologous donation is available for prospective patients who are undergoing elective surgery and who meet the blood donor acceptance criteria who may choose to use their own blood for transfusion.
The WPBTS is dedicated to providing the safest blood products and services to the community. We also respect the fact that individuals may prefer to receive their own blood for transfusion. That is why we offer the service of autologous donation, which is the opportunity for individuals to donate for their planned surgery and blood transfusion.