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New resource for Laboratory Best Transfusion Practice for Neonates, Infants and Children
The Paediatric Guidelines writing group have created a bookmark which gives basic guidance for laboratory scientists on compatibility testing and component selection for neonates, infants and children.

It is one of three bookmarks developed as educational tools to highlight the important messages of the BSH paediatric transfusion guidelines (2016). The others,

Transfusion of blood components for infants and children and Transfusion of blood components for neonates summarise the clinical recommendations. 

The bookmarks can be downloaded from the NHSBT Hospitals and Science website, Patient Services' PBM Education section or ordered from the distribution hub free of charge.

Denise Watson, Patient Blood Management Practitioner - Education Team


Price increase for 2018 training courses for NHS employees
From 2 January next year, there will be a small price increase to our scientific and medical courses once all free courses funded by Health Education England have been allocated.

The increase comes after maintaining the same price for several years and will help cover costs. The cost of the course will be provided at the time of booking.

Course details and instructions how to apply are available on the Hospitals and Science website.

Gill Andrews - OD Business Manager