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Increase in demand for O D negative red cells. Updated guidance published by the National Blood Transfusion Committee

Letter of communication 18 July 2019

Address labels for sample boxes

Your co-operation using these address labels when you send diagnostic samples to our laboratories is appreciated

Using the labels will help our staff to identify where the boxes need to be delivered to after they arrive on site, and reduces the risk of samples being incorrectly stored or forwarded to the wrong department.  

The labels can be printed onto labels measuring 99.1 x 38.1 mm.

 

It is important you:

  • Pack samples in accordance with the Carriage and Packaging of Dangerous Goods Health and Safety (DAT2132)
  • Telephone the laboratory to find out their arrangements if the sample is urgent
  • Mark boxes for urgent samples as 'Urgent'