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Increased validated journey time for Transport Containers

We are pleased to announce that as from 14 August 2017 our short journey transport boxes can be used for journeys of up to seven hours for red cells and eight hours for platelets, as a result of new validation. 

Please note the packing instructions will change and requires additional phase change materials (PCMs) to be used. 

If you would like use our boxes please contact your Customer Service Manager who will arrange a delivery, including PCMs to your hospital. 

Craig Wilkes, Regional Customer Service Manager - South West


Therapeutic Apheresis Services Annual Report 2016 / 17

You are invited to read our report which includes details of a number of service developments which have improved patient access to apheresis therapies, for example, commencement of a new automated red cell exchange clinic for children in Leeds.

We will continue to work closely with NHS colleagues to improve equity of access to these specialised treatments across the country.

If you have any questions regarding the report or about the provision of Therapeutic Apheresis Services by NHSBT, please email TAS.

Lydia Ball, Business Support Manager -TAS 


New Educational Resources for TAS on Hospitals and Science website

We are delighted to let you know there is a new section in the TAS area of the website, dedicated to educational resources. Moving TAS patient and donor information leaflets to this page means all the information is easy to find, in one place. 

We will be adding more information in the future so why not book mark this page for your return visit! 

Christine Roberts, Website Development Manager - Hospital Customer Service


OBOS version 8.0.0 release September 2017

The latest version is scheduled for release in September.

Changes to LVT component descriptions in OBOS & Apheresis tick box

Following approval from OBOS stakeholders the descriptions will change from: 

          Large Volume RBC in SAGM

          Large Volume RBC in SAGM Irradiated 


          LVT in SAGM (Neonates and Infants)

          LVT in SAGM Irradiated (Neonates and Infants) 

Selecting 'Platelets Apheresis in PAS' or 'Platelets Apheresis in PAS Irradiated' does not populate the Apheresis tick box. We cannot make this populate by default because we need to retain the ability to supply pooled products. 

Therefore 'Apheresis' from the description in the dropdown list will be deleted. 

If you have any queries, please contact your Customer Service Manager or email the OBOS team

Craig Wilkes, Regional Customer Service Manager - South West