Life Blood Newsletter – January 2023

Dear Life Blood Reader,

Welcome to the first edition for 2023.

Whether you are starting your medical career or are a seasoned expert in your field, we are sure there is something in this edition to pique your interest. You can read about our January blood donation campaign, upcoming blood donation deferral changes, the appointment of WCBS’s first Lead Medical Consultant, a summary of the 2021 South African Haemovigilance Report, Blood Bank efforts to decrease misdirected transfusions, the patient information leaflet to assist with the informed consent procedure, feedback from the 2022 customer satisfaction survey, and steps to take in the event of an unforeseen Blood Bank system downtime.

We take this opportunity to wish you a successful year.

Please feel free to send us your comments, queries and suggestions.

Yours sincerely,

Hayley Alie
Hospital Liaison Officer

Dr Caroline Hilton
Lead Medical Consultant



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