Blood Transfusion e-learning course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care providers.


Course aims and objectives

  • To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines regarding the management of blood transfusion.
  • To provide essential blood component transfusion training resources in an engaging and meaningful way.


What is covered in this online course?

  • Define the purpose of a red cell transfusion, platelet transfusion and a Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) transfusion
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the ABO and the Rh D blood groups
  • Identify the various stages of the Blood Transfusion Process
  • Identify the difference between a Group & Screen sample and a crossmatch sample, and the correct process of labelling these samples
  • Identify the correct procedure of collection and transportation of blood components
  • Identify the equipment required for a blood transfusion
  • Explain the safe process for the administration of different blood components
  • Discuss potential adverse reactions to a blood transfusion
  • Discuss the risks of blood transfusion
  • identify the biggest risk of transfusion
  • Explain how this risk can be completely eliminated



 A certificate of completion will be issued on completion of the course. 


Who is this training course for? 

Blood Transfusion eLearning course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online Blood Component Transfusion training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers,  nursing and residential home staff


Blood Component Transfusion

SKU: 1010