The administration and use of blood and blood products to children present more risks because of the size, developmental age, communication skills and cognitive ability of children.65 

Why does this standard need special consideration by health service organisations that provide care for children?

The administration and use of blood and blood products to children present more risks because of the size, developmental age, communication skills and cognitive ability of children.65 The Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion recommends that health service organisations using blood and blood products to care for children tailor policies, procedures and protocols to the specific needs of this group.
 

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References

65. Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion, Royal College of Nursing Australia. Guidelines for the administration of blood products. 2nd ed. Sydney: ANZSBT; 2011 (accessed Jul 2017).