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Learning Resources

  • The Health Services Executive of Ireland provides an online learning platform for all HSE employees. Material covers everything from nutrition to CPR, to budgeting in a health setting. Registration is available for HSE employees at HSELanD:
  • The British National Health Service “Learn Blood Transfusion Suite” is available to Medical, Scientific and Nursing Staff in the Republic of Ireland. You can register here to access the learning content
  • Students and Scientists working in Blood Transfusion can also access the “Blood Bank Guy” website tutorials and podcasts for free on the link below. Dr Joe Caffin, also known as Blood Bank Guy updates his material regularly and is a valuable resource for anyone interested in expanding their blood transfusion knowledge.
  • For an interactive Laboratory based chat facility, PathLabTalk is a forum to chat to other laboratory workers throughout the world.
  • Blood Bank Talk is an international discussion forum on transfusion issues
  • Medical Scientists in the Republic of Ireland will soon be subject to Mandatory Registration with CORU. For more information on how to register, see
  • The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) is the professional body governing Medical Scientist in Ireland. The ACSLM provides continuous professional development opportunities for their members. For details on membership and how to access online CPD resources, see
  • Canadian Transfusion Quality Management (TraQ) Program promotes quality improvement among transfusion medicine professionals through timely sharing of educational resources related to current best practices and guidelines in transfusion medicine.
  • University of Utah Pathology Tutorials: Mini tutorials on a wide range of subjects including Blood Banking


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