Blood transfusions in ambulatory care areas

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Blood transfusions involve giving a bag of donated blood, which has been matched to your blood type to treat anaemia. As anaemia has lots of different causes, we will liaise with your GP following your visit to see if other treatments or investigations may be of benefit. {%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjxwPkJsb29kIHRyYW5zZnVzaW9ucyBpbnZvbHZlIGdpdmluZyBhIGJhZyBvZiBkb25hdGVkIGJsb29kLCB3aGljaCBoYXMgYmVlbiBtYXRjaGVkIHRvIHlvdXIgYmxvb2QgdHlwZSB0byB0cmVhdCBhbmFlbWlhLiBBcyBhbmFlbWlhIGhhcyBsb3RzIG9mIGRpZmZlcmVudCBjYXVzZXMsIHdlIHdpbGwgbGlhaXNlIHdpdGggeW91ciBHUCBmb2xsb3dpbmcgeW91ciB2aXNpdCB0byBzZWUgaWYgb3RoZXIgdHJlYXRtZW50cyBvciBpbnZlc3RpZ2F0aW9ucyBtYXkgYmUgb2YgYmVuZWZpdC48L3A+CjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%}{%%{base64content 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 }%%}{%%{base64content 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 }%%}{%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjxwPlByaW5jZXNzIFJveWFsIEhvc3BpdGFsIFJBTVUgbnVtYmVyOiA8YSBocmVmPSJ0ZWw6MDE0NDQgNDQxODgxIj4wMTQ0NCA0NDE4ODE8L2E+LCBleHRlbnNpb24gODU1NyAod2Vla2RheXMgOWFtICYjODIxMTsgOHBtKS48L3A+CjxwPlJveWFsIFN1c3NleCBDb3VudHkgSG9zcGl0YWwgRUFDVSBOdW1iZXI6IDxhIGhyZWY9InRlbDowMTI3MyA2OTY5NTUiPjAxMjczIDY5Njk1NTwvYT4sIGV4dGVuc2lvbiA2NDAwMiAoOGFtICYjODIxMTsgOHBtKS48L3A+CjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%} This information is for …

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