Optimal Blood Use

Red blood cells

The Optimal Blood Use website is a resource for improving safety and effectiveness of the clinical transfusion process, which is defined as:

Transfusion of the right unit of blood to the right patient at the right time, and in the right condition and according to appropriate guidelines.

The content of the website and the accompanying manual was developed by partners from 18 EU countries, named in the list of contributors. The manual has been translated into a number of languages.

Click on a chapter heading below to browse the English version of the manual.