Non clinical issue for research purposes

Donated material surplus to clinical requirement or unsuitable for therapeutic use

We are in a unique position to supply surplus donated material to the NHS and other authorised external organisations with consent for specific uses including:

  • Research & development including COVID components
  • Non-identifiable genetic analysis
  • Laboratory stability / Quality assurance
  • Production / development of biochemical assays & reagents
  • Education and training

Costs incurred in making materials available are fully recovered and any surplus is retained for the benefit of the wider health service, for example, by lowering the cost of blood components for the NHS.

For the avoidance of doubt, no charge is made by NHSBT for the donated materials themselves and recipients are similarly prohibited from attaching a value to, or “selling”, donated materials.