Request for emergency delivery


Requesting an emergency delivery

Ordering when OBOS is not available  

The hospital blood transfusion laboratory must:

  • Complete the relevant sections of the emergency component request form (Word 49KB)
  • Fax or email the form to your local blood centre
  • Telephone to confirm receipt; this call marks the start time of the delivery
  • Please confirm details such as target delivery time during the call 

In extraordinary circumstances we will issue components without a fax or email, but hospitals must recognise that mistakes are possible where written confirmation of an order is not received.

Without the confirmation telephone call there is a risk that these requests are not processed immediately.

Ordering when OBOS is available 

Place your order (for details see the user guide) and then ring your Hospital Services department to alert them.