The Update Archive

2016

  • December
    Action
    Placing blood orders for patients with Sickle Cell Disease
    Please give us your feedback on Transport’s new web page Donation Identification Number (DIN) sequences for LIM systems
    BSH guidelines on Transfusion for fetuses, neonates and older children for the attention of Paediatric and Neonatal teams

    Information
    Live OBOS version 7.3.3 release Sunday 15 January 2017
    Tools for National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC) Indication Codes for Transfusion
    Universal Human T-Lyphotophic Virus (HTLV) will cease 15 January 2017  

  • November
    Action
    Revisions to Iron in your diet patient information leaflet and educational resources
    Invitation to submit an abstract for the SHOT Symposium 12 July 2017

   Information
   Choosing Wisely UK campaign launch
   NICE guidance for fetal Rh D genotype
   RCI will be changing the wording of reports for feto-maternal haemorrhage        investigations

  • October
    Action
    Updated Emergency Blood Management Plans - for the attention of transfusion team
    Scientific & Clinical Courses: Book early for 2017 and remaining spaces for this year
    Ordering Revised Patient Information Leaflets

   Information
   New monthly BSMS O D Neg Report
   National Leadership in Transfusion Conference 1 February 2017
   National Paediatric and Neonatal Transfusion Conference 2 February 2017
   Using and labelling on NHSBT Transport Containers
   New OBOS version 7.3.2 Release
   Limited Group AB Pooled Cryoprecipitate Stock

  • September
    Information
    Customer Service Response Desk
    Removal of red cells from a controlled temperature environment
    Farewell to Teresa Allen and Elaine MacRate 

  • August
    Action
    Scientific & Clinical Courses
    IT Maintenance - OBOS and EDN Downtime 

  Information
  Core Systems Modernisation Programme
  New Automated Red Cell Exchange Service in Birmingham
  SHOT Symposium – 12 July 2017
  Blood Pack Validations
  Serving our customers:  are hospitals satisfied? 

  • July
    Save one O D Neg a week campaign, O D Neg Toolkit

   Information 
   SHOT  Annual Report for events reported in 2015
   Patient Information Leaflets and Educational Resources
   National Paediatric Conference
   Haemoglobinopathy Genotyping Initiative – close of project
   New genotype tests and pricing at IBGRL
   Replacement of 3 part paper issue note and OBOS Development

  • June
    Action
    Online blood ordering system (OBOS) version 7.2.3 release
    National Commissioning Group Planning for 2017 

  Information
  Sp-ICE - Important Browser Information
  Updated Guidance on Training and Assessment in Blood Transfusion and the         National Standards for the Clinical Transfusion Process
  Provision of Ro Blood for Sickle Cell Disease
  Annual SHOT Symposium 2016 – Last chance to register
  Revised patient information leaflets
  Pooled Granulocyte – change to storage pack 

  • May
    Action
    - Ordering patient information leaflets and educational resources
    - Standing Orders in OBOS
    - Last chance for testing haemoglobinopathy samples at no extra cost

    Information
    - New British Society for Haematology Guidelines
    - Blood Stocks Management Scheme Educational Roadshows

          Training
          - Annual SHOT Symposium 2016 Registration Now Open
         

  • April
    Action
    - Introduction of  three new FFP product bar codes
    - Questions about blood transfusion and blood donation? We want to hear from you
    - An affordable and comprehensive DNA test to diagnose rare inherited diseases

 Information
- Blood Component Temperature Excursion
- Customer Satisfaction
- Blood Stocks Management Scheme Educational Roadshows
- Extension of the post-thaw shelf life of FFP for Major Haemorrhage
- HEV negative components - further information

  •  March 
    Action
    - Red book Survey
    - Questions about blood transfusion and blood donation? We want to hear from you
    - Ordering HLA/HPA Products on OBOS
    - You can stop RCI Hard Copy Reports, NHSBT will supply blank Antibody Cards

    Information
    - New resources to support the introduction of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) negative blood components
    - NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Medical and Research Director
    - NHSBT Data Centre Move-Update
    - NHSBT Recalls: Information Flowcharts new version release

          Training

   MSc in Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences
   Path Transfusion Medicine Symposium 2016
   Spotlight on the Practical Introduction to Transfusion Science

  Action - Update on Extended Blood Group Testing for patients with Sickle Cell     and Thalassaemia Disorders

  Information
  From 1st March 2016 NHSBT Filton plans to reduce the amount of CMV screening   it performs
  Updated SHOT Reporting Definitions, including reference to HEV negative    components
  Forthcoming extension to post-thaw expiry of FFP

  • January
    Action - New OBOS 7.1.5 Release

    Information
    NHSBT TACSI Platelet Production
    Customer Satisfaction
    Patient Blood Management (PBM) Team PBM Newsletter Issue 5
    Consent pages on the Hospitals and Science website
    Single Unit Transfusion Policy – Implementation Guide
    An invitation to help to identify the uncertainties that surround Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation

2015

2014 

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