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TAS units

Therapeutic Apheresis Services are delivered across England and North Wales by eight units. Each unit has a consultant and lead nurse who manage a clinical team.

How to make a referral

Please phone 0300 020 0496 and select the option (for example, press 2 for Bristol, 3 for London) to be directed to the unit you wish to make the referral to. 

Birmingham

COVID-19: Birmingham unit relocation from 31 March 2020

For patients/ visitors to the Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) unit in Birmingham, please note we are currently temporarily located at the Birmingham Treatment Centre, on the ground floor, at the old Oncology department consulting room 3. Alternatively, patients / visitors can attend the Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Centre at City Hospital on the first floor as usual and staff will direct you to TAS Unit from there. Please assume the unit is located on the ground floor until this website is otherwise updated.

Therapeutic Apheresis Service
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre
Haemaglobinopathy Unit
City Hospital
Dudley Road
Winson Green
Birmingham
B18 7QH
Directions (the Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia centre is located on the first floor of the main hospital building, opposite ward D15)
Tel: 0121 471 2563
 
TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Rekha Anand
  
Lead Nurse Bridget Hughes
 
Services provided
  • Automated Red Cell Exchange

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TASBirmingham@nhs.net

 

Bristol

COVID-19: Bristol unit relocation from 9 April 2020

Please note our unit address has temporarily changed to:

Level 5 Outpatients (location code D502) Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Horfield Road, Bristol BS2 8ED.

Please advise patients to use the main entrance to the Haematology and Oncology Centre as usual to attend appointments but to take the lift to Level 5. Please assume we are on level 5 until this website is otherwise updated.

Directions 

360° unit tour

Tel: 0117 342 1092 or 0117 342 1093

In the event that the above phone numbers do not work, please phone the Lead Nurse for Bristol, Alka Chauhan, directly: 07515761133 

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr James Griffin BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), PHD, MRCP (UK), FRCPath

Clinical Director - Stem Cells, Therapeutic Apheresis and Tissue Services

Consultant in Haematology NHS Blood & Transplant and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

TAS Lead Nurse - Alka Chauhan

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion
  • Low Density Lipid Removal
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TAS.Bristol@nhs.net 


Leeds

Floor 3 Bexley Wing
St James University Hospital
Beckett Street
Leeds
LS9 7TF

Directions

360° unit tour

Tel: 0113 206 8131

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Marina Karakantza MBBS, MD

Consultant in Haematology NHS Blood & Transplant

TAS Lead Nurse - Bridget Hughes

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion
  • Low Density Lipid Removal

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TAS.Leeds@nhs.net

 

Liverpool

Ward 7X
Room 6
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
Liverpool
L7 8XP

Directions 

360° unit tour

Tel: 0151 709 2559

If you would like to make or discuss a patient referral please telephone 0151 268 7013

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Therese Callaghan BSc, MB,ChB, FRCPSG, FRCPath

Consultant Haematologist NHS Blood & Transplant and Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Honorary Consultant Haematologist The Christie NHS Trust and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

TAS Lead Nurse - Clare Harrop

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TAS.Liverpool@NHS.net

 

London

Lion Ward
6th Floor VCB Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Directions

Tel: 020 7405 9200 extension 1334

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Helen New

TAS Lead Nurse - Nancy O’Brien

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion

Please email all referrals to NHSBT.TAS.London@nhs.net


Manchester

NHSBT Photopheresis Unit
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wilmslow Road
Withington
Manchester
M20 4BX

Directions

360° unit tour

Tel: 0161 434 8424

If you would like to make or discuss a patient referral please telephone 0151 268 7013

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Therese Callaghan BSc, MB,ChB, FRCPSG, FRCPath

Consultant Haematologist NHS Blood & Transplant and Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Honorary Consultant Haematologist The Christie NHS Trust and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

TAS Lead Nurse - Amanda Calderwood 

Services provided

  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Red Cell exchange
  • Leucopheresis

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TAS.Manchester@nhs.net

 

Oxford

NHS Blood and Transplant
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford
OX3 9BQ

Directions

360° unit tour

Tel: 01865 387938

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Rachel Pawson

TAS Lead Nurse - Dee Rawlings 

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion

Please email referrals to NHSBT.stsnursesoxford@nhs.net

 

Sheffield

Therapeutic Apheresis Unit
Room O12
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2JF

Directions

360° Unit Tour

Tel: 0114 226 1378

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Khaled El-Ghariani MA, FRCP, FRCPath

Consultant in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, NHS Blood & Transplant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

TAS Lead Nurse Emma Green

Services provided

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Red Cell Exchange
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection
  • Platelet Depletion
  • White Cell Depletion

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TAS.Sheffield@nhs.net

 

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