Electronic blood transfusion: Improving safety and efficiency of transfusion systems

NICE Quality and Productivity Case Studies
Oxford University Hospitals
Publication date:
26 February 2016



Transfusion errors are an important, avoidable, serious hazard. Wrong transfusion is one of the two leading causes of death from transfusion reported to Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) in the United Kingdom (SHOT steering committee 2011). The initiative ‘re-engineers’ hospital transfusion services using new technology.