Indications for Using Uncrossed Matched Blood

This micro skills course will look at the use of uncrossmatched blood. It will start by exploring what makes donor blood compatible with that of a recipient. It details the common components of blood transfused, the risks involved in transfusion, including transfusion in the emergency setting. It finishes by defining major haemorrhage and describing major haemorrhage protocols.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Surgeons of England

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you should be able to:
  2. Identify the common blood groups and their compatibility;
  3. Establish a blood’s Rhesus status
    Describe what cross matching is and how it is performed;
  4. Describe risks associated with incompatible blood transfusion;
  5. Describe the common components of blood that can be transfused;
  6. Define major haemorrhage;
  7. Describe a major haemorrhage protocol

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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