Transfusion Team

Philosophy of Care


Through education, training and clinical support, the Transfusion Nurses will, promote the safe and appropriate use of blood and blood products Trust wide.

Act as a specialist knowledge resource in the field of transfusion to provide guidance to staff requiring further information.


Work closely with both Regional and National bodies to ensure transfusion practice at CRHFT is kept up to date.

Transfusion Team Placement

Our hours are 9 -5 Monday - Friday and we are based in Pathology.  

On Monday if you come to Suite 9 (Phlebotomy) for 9am and ask them to ring Virginia or Anne, then we’ll come and show you to our office.  


We have access to hot water, microwave and small fridge so if you want to you can bring your lunch with you.

We arrange a short IT training session for you on Monday so that you’ll be able to access the LearnPro E-learning system after that, BUT you’ll need your National insurance number for your login, so please bring it with you on Monday. 

If you have any problems with this or need to contact us – our contact details are as follows:

Virginia Pearson /Anne O'Neill (Transfusion competency assessors) ext 6044, bleep 663 or 662.

Janice Smith (Matron -Transfusion Services) ext 2232, bleep 262.

The following graphic represents the nursing procedures that will be encountered in this placement area, according to the Annexe B section of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018).


Green: Encountered frequently/daily

Amber: Encountered occasionally/rarely

Red: Never encountered

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