Resources for Patients

Information on Pathogen Reduced Pooled Platelets: Information sheet for patients

Information sheet describing the changes to the platelet product for patients

Blood Transfusion: Information for Patients, v3 Short Version

This one-pager pamphlet was developed for patients and families in order to provide basic information on blood transfusion and to help patients make informed decisions regarding their treatment options. Note: This version […]

Blood Transfusion: Information for Patients, v3 Short Version, customizable PDF

Same as above, but with the ability to add your site’s logo. Note: This version is designed for hospital printing and is not available to order in hardcopy from ORBCoN. 

Blood Transfusion: Information for Patients, v3 Long Version

Note: This resource will no longer receive updates and will be unavailable after Feb 2023. Please refer to Blood Transfusion: Information to Patients Short V3 for up-to-date information.

This document has been revised to incorporate current standards and references and provide a more detailed explanation of transfusion information for patients and their families. This resource is designed to be reviewed on line or to be printed by the user. Note: this resource is not available to order in hard copy from ORBCoN.

Last updated: 2019

My First Transfusion

My First Transfusion

Illustrated children’s book outlining what you need to know about getting blood.

Patient Fact Sheets – Red Blood Cells (RBC) Antibodies

Version 3: Jan 2021

Patient Fact Sheet – Weak or Partial D (Rh) Type

Version 3: Jan 2021

Patient Fact Sheet – Irradiated Blood

Version 3: Jan 2021

Fact Sheet for IVIG Outpatients

A brief fact sheet for outpatients that help them to understand the risks, benefits and possible side effects of receiving Intravenous Immune Globulin. Version 2.0 October 31, 2015.