Individuals and sporting clubs have the responsibility of playing their part in preventing the spread of infection through participation in sport. Players, officials, coaches, sports trainers and first aiders can be blood aware by following some simple guidelines and encouraging each other to do likewise. Clubs can be blood aware by adopting an infectious disease policy, providing information such as the pamphlet in the Blood Rules, OK kit to players, and maintaining a safe and clean environment for players and spectators alike.
In the light of HIV and other blood-borne viruses, attitudes to blood on the field or court have changed considerably in the past ten to twenty years. A Blood Rules booklet has been written to help people understand blood-borne viruses and other infectious diseases, how they are transmitted and what actions can be taken to prevent their spread through participation in sport. To download the Booklet, please click on the following link.