2018

May

Action
Review your stockholding using the Platelet Stock Algorithm
Review your stockholding of AB red cells to meet patient need
Register for the 2018 SHOT Symposium

Information
How to amend or cancel standing orders in OBOS
New supplier of blood packs Upgrade of Specialist Services Electronic Reporting System (Sp-ICE)
NHSBT Stand-by Issue System - Change to Dispatch Note

April

Action
Register to attend the SHOT Symposium 2018

Information
Managing patients who require monoclonal antibody therapy
Changes to RCI antenatal reports
Blood and Transplant Matters Issue 53
Delay in the introduction of new transition pack labels
AB Red Cells – the right stock to meet patient need
New Invoice Backing Data

March

Action
Register for the Blood Stocks Management Scheme (BSMS) 2018 roadshow

Information
Blood Stocks Management Scheme (BSMS) website
New infographics produced by the Platelet Action Group
New regional Stem Cell Collection Centre in Oxford for British Bone Marrow Registry donors
Change to Pack Labels

February

Action

Information
New infographics produced by the Platelet Action Group 
Online Blood Ordering System (OBOS) Reconciliation
YouTube Video on the British Society of Haematology (BSH) guideline for administration of blood components
Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) launch newsletter

January

Action
Register for SHOT symposium 2018
Subscribe to receive email notifications from the Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee (JPAC) website

Information
Si Graham joins the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) team
The IBGRL fetal RHD screening user guide has been updated
Blood pack validations
New component labels
Manually washed red cells in place of automated washed red cells