Blood Book: Australian Blood Administration Handbook – available now

A new take on an old favourite is now within reach to help you with safe bedside transfusion practice.

The Blood Book replaces the much-loved Flippin’ Blood which was a collaboration between the Blood Service, BloodSafe and SA Health.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has now solely developed this new resource to include updated comprehensive information to help health professionals practice safe transfusion.

Launched on International Nurses Day, Tuesday 12 May, the Blood Book includes:

  • guidance on the safe use and administration of blood components and products for neonates, paediatrics and adults,
  • information on the range of blood components currently available in Australia,
  • a transfusion administration checklist, and much more.

The resource is based on the 2019 edition of the Australian New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Australia College of Nursing Guidelines for the Administration of Blood Products (ANZSBT/ACN 3rd edition).

As the Blood Book is designed as a replacement resource, please discard any existing copies of Flippin’ Blood

You can order hard copies by sending an email or find the online version here.