Request forms for investigation of Adverse Events & Reactions

Red Cell Immunohaematology 1A
For the investigation of Allo & Autoantibodies, Haemolytic Transfusion Reaction, Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn, Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia and IgA Deficiency.

Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics 3A
For the investigation of TRALI, TA-GvHD, PTP, and Non-Haemolytic Febrile Transfusion Reaction (NHFTR).

Microbiology Request Form
For the bacterial investigation of components.

Investigation of possible transmission of non-bacterial infection FRM1534
For non-bacterial investigation of components.

Labelling and packaging (Transfusion guidelines website)
The sample labelling policy and packaging requirements on the JPAC website which applies to all samples sent to NHSBT. 

For suspected bacterial contaminated units the local Hospital Services will provide a blue cool box for the return of the unit(s) to NHSBT.

Sample requirements

Please see for minimum sample requirements at the reverse of the RCI and H&I request forms.

Ordering of request forms

The request form for Red Cell Immunohaematology can be ordered from your local Hospital Services.

H&I request forms are available to download or for printed copies please contact your local H & I laboratory by telephone.