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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

Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Providers of Therapeutic Apheresis Services for your Trust are listed below by specialty. Please contact the relevant service provider as required.

Haematology

  • Plasma Exchange for Haematological conditions e.g. TTP: University College London Hospital

Renal

  • Plasma Exchange: Dorset County Hospital Renal Department

 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Referrals

To discuss Therapeutic Apheresis Services provided by NHSBT, or the potential provision of a Service Level Agreement, please contact the Bristol Therapeutic Apheresis Unit on: 0117 342 1092 (during normal working hours).

For urgent referrals out of hours please phone NHSBT Hospital Services on 0117 912 5724 and ask for the number of the on call Patient Clinical Team Consultant.

Please send the completed agreement and relevant NHSBT referral form to the TAS Bristol email address.

 

If any of this information is incorrect, please contact Olivia Pirret, National Administrator, on 0117 921 7407 or at olivia.pirret@nhsbt.nhs.uk