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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

Request forms for investigations

Red Cell Immunohaematology 1A 
For the investigation of Allo & Autoantibodies, Haemolytic Transfusion Reaction, Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn, Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia and IgA Deficiency.

Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics 3A 
For the investigation of TRALI, TA-GvHD, PTP, and Non-Haemolytic Febrile Transfusion Reaction (NHFTR).

Microbiology request form 
For the bacterial investigation of components.

Investigation of possible transmission of non-bacterial infection 
For non-bacterial investigation of components.

Labelling and packaging 
The sample labelling policy and packaging requirements on the JPAC website which applies to all samples sent to NHSBT. 

Ordering forms

The request form for Red Cell Immunohaematology can be ordered from Hospital Services. H&I forms can be downloaded or telephone your H&I laboratory for printed copies.

Sample requirements
The minimum sample requirements are on the back of the forms.