TAS Units

Therapeutic Apheresis Services are delivered across England and North Wales by eight apheresis units. Each unit has a consultant and lead nurse who manage a clinical team to provide apheresis services.

Birmingham

Therapeutic Apheresis Service
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre
Haemaglobinopathy Unit
City Hospital
Dudley Road
Winson Green
Birmingham
B18 7QH
Directions (Note: The Birmingham TAS unit is located within the Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Centre, which is located on the first floor of the main hospital building, opposite ward D15)
Tel: 0121 278 4207
 
TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Rekha Anand
  
Lead Nurse
Vacant
 
Services provided
  • Automated Red Cell Exchange

Please email all referrals to the TAS Birmingham email account.

 

Bristol

Therapeutic Apheresis Unit
Level 7 (D702)
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
Horfield Road
Bristol
BS2 8ED

Directions 
Tel: 0117 342 1092
Fax: 0117 342 4240

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr James Griffin BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), PHD, MRCP (UK), FRCPath
james.griffin6@nhs.net

Clinical Director - Stem Cells, Therapeutic Apheresis and Tissue Services

Consultant in Haematology NHS Blood & Transplant and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

TAS Lead Nurse - Alka Chauhan
alka.chauhan@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Granulocyte Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion
  • Low Density Lipid Removal
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Please email all referrals to the TAS Bristol email account.

 

Leeds

Floor 3 Bexley Wing
St James University Hospital
Beckett Street
Leeds
LS9 7TF

Directions
Tel: 0113 206 8131
Fax: 0113 206 8131

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Marina Karakantza MBBS, MD
marina.karakantza@nhs.net

Consultant in Haematology NHS Blood & Transplant

 

TAS Lead Nurse - Abby Wilson 
abby.wilson@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion
  • Low Density Lipid Removal

Please email all referrals to the TAS Leeds email account.

 

Liverpool 

(part of the North West Apheresis Team)

Ward 7X
Room 6
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
Liverpool
L7 8XP

Directions 
Tel: 0151 709 2559
Fax: 0151 706 0743

If you would like to make or discuss a patient referral please use the following contact details:
Tel: 0151 268 7013
Fax: 0151 268 7023

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Therese Callaghan BSc, MB,ChB, FRCPSG, FRCPath
therese.callaghan@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Consultant Haematologist NHS Blood & Transplant and Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Honorary Consultant Haematologist The Christie NHS Trust and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

TAS Lead Nurse - Sandra Jones 
sandra.jones@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Please email all referrals to the TAS Liverpool email account.

 

London

Lion Ward
6th Floor VCB Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Directions
Tel: 020 7405 9200 x 1334

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Helen New
helen.new@nhsbt.nhs.uk

TAS Lead Nurse - Nancy O’Brien
nancy.o’brien@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion

Please email all referrals to the TAS London email account.


Manchester 
(part of the North West Apheresis Team)

NHSBT Photopheresis Unit
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wilmslow Road
Withington
Manchester
M20 4BX

Directions 
Tel: 0161 434 8424
Fax: 0161 434 8608

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Therese Callaghan BSc, MB,ChB, FRCPSG, FRCPath
therese.callaghan@nhsbt.nhs.uk 

Consultant Haematologist NHS Blood & Transplant and Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Honorary Consultant Haematologist The Christie NHS Trust and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

TAS Lead Nurse - Amanda Calderwood 
amanda.calderwood@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection

Please email all referrals to the TAS Manchester email account.

 

Oxford

NHS Blood and Transplant
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford
OX3 9BQ

Directions
Tel: 01865 220303
Fax: 01865 387957

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Sylvia Benjamin MB, BS; FRCP; FRCPath
sylviabenjamin@nhs.net

Consultant in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, NHS Blood & Transplant and Clinical Haematology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Nuffield Department of Clinical and Laboratory Science, University of Oxford.

TAS Lead Nurse - Sophie Clarke 

sophie.clarke@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion

Please email all referrals to the TAS Oxford email account.

 

Sheffield

Therapeutic Apheresis Unit
Room O12
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2JF

Directions
Tel: 0114 226 1378
Fax: 0114 278 7257

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Khaled El-Ghariani MA, FRCP, FRCPath
khaled.el-ghariani@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Consultant in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, NHS Blood & Transplant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

TAS Lead Nurse Louise Collingwood 
louise.collingwood@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion

Please email all referrals to the TAS Sheffield email account


Back to top