Blood and Transplant Matters

This publication has articles of interest to everyone working in the fields of transfusion and transplantation. Issues are in PDF format. 


Issue 50 

A Snapshot of the Worldwide Impact of the Zika Virus Spread. A Tale of Three Countries in Organ Donation. New Research Centre to Underpin the Safety and Efficiency of Blood Donation. Demand for O D Negative Red Cells - How the Patient Blood Management Teams are Supporting the Challenge. 'Extending the Gift': Donor Perspectives on Laboratory Grown Red Blood Cells. First Steps in Process for the Manufacture of Stem Cell Derived Platelets for Transfusion. Case Study - Noah's Story. Impact Stories.


Issue 49 Autumn 2016 

Hepatitis E and Blood transfusion: NHSBT Implementations of the Recommendation to provide HEV Screened blood Components for certain Patient Groups. Horizon Scanning for Infectious Threats. The Broken Gift - A Donor Optimisation Analogy Case Report - Successful ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplant following use of Glycorex Immunoadsorption Column. Tissue Transplant in Ocular Surgery. Serum Eye Drops Service - Role of NHSBT.

Issue 48 Summer 2016 

Patient Blood Management, Integrated Supply Planning and Demand Planning in NHSBT, Where go the Platelets go in London, Easy as ABC? - The Production of "A Manual for Blood Conservation", Introduction of the GoSBAR Scale for reporting Organ Donation Performance, Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation: A beginning for NHSBT at Southampton and finally, Theo's Story.

Earlier issues

Issue 47 Winter 2015

Blood Donation Mythbusters - Emerging Trends in Donor Deferrals, My Experience of Tissue Donation - Judith Seddon's Story, The National Institute for Health Research Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Organ Donation and Transplantation, Cell Therapies and Their Regulation.