Non clinical issue: Our services
We can supply donated materials for use in:
Genetic analysis - from December 2020
We capture consent for non-identifiable genetic analysis as part of our standard donor consent process.
In vitro diagnostics
Diagnostic laboratories may use blood components to determine normal ranges for diagnostic tests, as normal controls or for the calibration / validation of equipment and processes.
Education and training
Material may be used by a bona fide institution and within a recognised course or training programme.
Material may be used for EQA (External Quality Assurance) schemes and laboratory controls schemes, also for validation and process control.
Transfusion and transplantation service development
Including blood pack and filter development.
Research and development
In vitro R&D, which is covered by research ethics (where required) but not for direct transfusion or transplantation into patients.
Development of medicinal products / medical devices
Assay or test kit development or as an element of commercial products.
We review requests for clinical spec material for clinical research or development use. These will be supplied under a clinical material transfer agreement.
Bespoke components on request
We welcome working in partnership with external organisations to produce specific components on request.