References and suggested further reading

Assi, TB and Baz, E (2014) Current applications of therapeutic phelebotomy. Blood Transfusion. 12, Supplement 1, s75-83.

Fitzsimons EJ, et al. (2018). “Diagnosis and therapy of genetic haemochromatosis (review and 2017 update).” British Journal of Haematology 181: 293-303.

Francis, Y and Mortimore, G (2020) Haemochromatosis UK Venesection Best Practice Guidelines.

Health and Care Professions Council (2016) Standards of conduct, performance and ethics [online], available: (accessed: 10th August 2019).

Haemochromatosis UK (2020) The Haemochromatosis Handbook, 6th Ed. HUK. Spalding. See

Hui Lin Lim and Wai Khoon Ho (2017). “Performing venesection in a doctor’s surgery.” Australian Family Physician 46(3): 98-102.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives, London: NMC.  (Accessed 10th August 2019)

RCN (2017) Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control: Guidance for Nursing Staff. Royal College of Nursing. London.

World Health Organisation (2010) WHO Guidelines on drawing blood: best practices in phlebotomy. World Health Organisation. Geneva.

Mortimore, G., McClements N., (2020)The State of the Nation 2019: NHS Clinical Protocols for the Care of people with Genetic Haemochromatosis across the UK. Final report” Haemochromatosis UK.

Melzer, D. & the Exeter Haemochromatosis Research Group (2019), "Hereditary Haemochromatosis - Estimates of Excess Disease in The UK" British Biobank. University of Exeter.

Newman B H, Waxman D A (1996). Blood donation-related neurologic needle injury: evaluation of 2 years' worth of data from a large blood center. Transfusion. 36 (3):213–215.