Treatment

Blood transfusions

blood disorders, vascular and vein services

Blood transfusions are sometimes necessary in order to boost a patient’s low haemoglobin levels, either because of blood lost during surgery, injury or disease, or because the patient’s body is not making enough blood.

 

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What is it for?

Donated blood is added to your own blood

Treatment overview

A transfusion means that donated blood is added to your own blood through an intravenous drip into a vein in the arm.

The London Clinic complies strictly with the UK National Patient Safety Agency regulations that stipulate that all staff who take part in delivering blood transfusions must have a competency in the area in which they practice.

In fact, we place Transfusion Champions in all clinical areas and their role is to ensure that all nurses, especially those working in operating theatres, have a high degree of transfusion competency.

The UK is one of the safest countries in the world in which to receive a blood transfusion. The London Clinic is audited regularly by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd. This means that The London Clinic is accredited as safe to practice blood transfusions.

The London Clinic receives a daily delivery of blood for transfusions from the UK national centre, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). This blood, donated by UK volunteers, is rigorously tested.

We also participate in a blood stocks management scheme in order to reduce wastage. After all, blood is a precious commodity.

 

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Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

 

Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis
     
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