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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

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) provide Therapeutic Apheresis Services for Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust as outlined in the Service Level Agreement.

To discuss capacity for Apheresis Services provided by NHSBT or for clinical advice, please contact the NHSBT 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.

For patients who will also require inpatient clinical care, please phone the UHBristol switchboard on 01179 230000 to speak to a Trust Consultant from the relevant clinical specialty and inform the Bristol Apheresis Unit once confirmed.

Please send the completed referral form to the TAS Bristol email address.

 

Apheresis Service Providers

Providers of Therapeutic Apheresis Services for your Trust are listed below by specialty, with a link to the relevant NHSBT referral form.

Haematology

  • Plasma Exchange for Haematological conditions e.g. TTP: NHSBT, referral form

Neurological

Immunology / Rheumatology

Extracorporeal Photopheresis

 

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