Why is this important?

Patients could need a blood transfusion during their hospital stay for a number of different reasons including loss of blood during surgery or low haemoglobin levels due to disease or illness. Significant adverse blood transfusion events could include:

 Incorrect blood or blood product transfused

  • Transmission of an infection
  • An immune reaction following a transfusion
  • Lung injury related to transfusion
  • Other non-immune type reactions (e.g. circulatory overload)

How are we tracking?

Data for this indicator includes Malvern and Brighton.


In simple terms, what does this mean?

In the most recent period, one patient experienced a significant adverse event related to a blood transfusion out of the 2,781 blood transfusions which were performed.