Statement 1 People with iron-deficiency anaemia who are having surgery are offered iron supplementation before and after surgery.
Statement 2 Adults who are having surgery and expected to have moderate blood loss are offered tranexamic acid.
Statement 3 People are clinically reassessed and have their haemoglobin levels checked after each unit of red blood cells they receive, unless they are bleeding or are on a chronic transfusion programme.
Statement 4 People who may need or who have had a transfusion are given verbal and written information about blood transfusion.
NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.
A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.