Educational resources

E-learning; Transfusion reaction e-module

The Education subgroup has developed an e-learning module on transfusion reactions for physicians early in their career. This module is accredited by the European Blood Alliance and is freely accessible with no charge.

The module is freely available through this link.


I TRY IT program

The I TRY IT programme is an initiative of the ISBT Academy and is tailored to young investigators. The program is led by members of the Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Disease and Clinical Transfusion Working Parties.

To learn more about this program, visit this link.



  1. Improvement of transfusion practice and reduction in red blood cell utilization in Belgian hospitals: Results of a national survey and benchmarking Vanden Broeck J, Beeckman K, Vox Sanguinis. (2021)
  2. A survey of transfusion practitioners in international society of blood transfusion member countries Dhesi AS, Moss R, Deelen R, O’Reilly C, Bielby L. Vox Sanguinis (2020)
  3. The role of the transfusion practitioner in the management of anaemia Bielby L, Moss R, Mo A, McQuilten Z, Wood E. ISBT Science Series. (2020)
  4. Introduction to Blood Transfusion: From Donor to Recipient; Section 15. Safety, health and the environment. Reviewers for Second Edition: Linley Bielby & Neil Waters ISBT Science Series. (2020)
  5. Patient Blood Management Recommendations From the 2018 Frankfurt Consensus Conference Mueller, Van Remoortel, Meybohm, Aranko, Aubron, Carson, Cichutek, De Buck, Devine, Fergusson, Folléa, French, Frey, Gammon, Levy, Murphy, Ozier, Pavenski, So-Osman, Tiberghien, Volmink, Waters, Wood, Seifried, for the ICC PBM Frankfurt 2018 Group JAMA. 2019;321(10):983-997. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0554
  6. Disaster planning: the role of the transfusion practitioner Deelen R, Costermans E, Moss R, Akers C. ISBT Science Series. (2019)
  7. The role of the transfusion practitioner in the multidisciplinary team Bielby L, ISBT Science Series. (2019)
  8. Vox Sanguinis International Forum on the use of prehospital blood products and pharmaceuticals in the treatment of patients with traumatic haemorrhage Yazer, Spinella, Allard, Roxby, So-Osman, Lozano, Gunn, Shih, Stensballe, Johansson, Bagge Hansen, Maegele, Doughty, Crombie, Jenkins, McGinity, Schaefer, Martinaud, Shinar, Strugo, Chen & Russcher Vox Sanguinis (2018) 113, 701–706
  9. Transfusion education for nurses and transfusion practitioners in Australia Bielby, L., ISBT Science Series. (2018)
  10. Patient blood management and the importance of the transfusion practitioner role to embed this into practice. Bielby L, Moss RL. Transfusion Medicine. (2018)
  11. Development of RBC transfusion indications and the collection of patient-specific pre-transfusion information: summary M. H. Yazer,L. van de Watering,M. Lozano,S. Sirdesai,K. Rushford,E. M. Wood,A. P. Yokoyama,J. M. Kutner,Y. Lin,J. Callum,C. Cserti-Gazdewich,L. Lieberman,J. Pendergrast,K. Pendry,M. F. Murphy,K. Selleng,A. Greinacher,N. Marwaha,R. Sharma,A. Jain,Y. Orlin Vox Sanguinis (2017) 112, 487–494
  12. Patient Blood Management initiatives on a global level: the results of an International Society of Blood Transfusion Survey C. So‐Osman, D. E. van der Wal, S. Allard on behalf of the ISBT Working Party Clinical Transfusion ISBT Science Series 2017 May, 12, 327–335,

Patient blood management resources

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach aimed at optimising the care of patients who might need transfusion. It puts the patient at the heart of decisions made around blood transfusion, promoting appropriate use of blood and blood components and the timely use of alternatives where available. 

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Wikipedia Transfusion resources


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Arwa Al Riyami

Arwa Al Riyami


Sultan Qaboos University Hospital