We have produced a series of films to help patients, their families and carers learn more about some of the most common tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat blood diseases.
Patients who have previously undergone these tests helped us to design the videos. Each film clearly explains what the procedure involves and addresses common issues and concerns including:
- Why your doctor recommended this procedure
- What you need to do to prepare
- What you can expect during the procedure
- What you need to do afterwards
Not every patient will be referred for all of these tests and practice may differ slightly depending on where you are treated. Each film is available in English and also with subtitles in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish and Turkish.
These films have been designed to give you more information. If after watching you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your treating team at your hospital.
Although created with blood disease patients in mind, the investigations covered in the films are also used to diagnose and treat other conditions so they may be helpful if you have a different health issue.