Acts Online
GT Shield

National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)


Norms and Standards Regulations Applicable to Different Categories of Health Establishments, 2017

Clinical Support Services

12. Blood services


(1) Hospitals and CHCs must ensure that users have access to blood and blood products when required.


(2) For the purpose of sub-regulation (1) the health establishment must ensure that:
(a) blood and blood products are stored, handled and delivered in accordance with a cold chain procedure within the health establishment;
(b) the health care personnel involved in the delivery of blood services protect users and other health care personnel from exposure to hazardous waste; and
(c) adverse blood reactions are reported to a committee in the health establishment that monitors adverse incidents.