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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 our 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 21 July 2020

For patients/ visitors to the Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) unit, please attend the Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Centre at City Hospital on the first floor (D19) as usual and staff will direct you to the unit from there. 

Therapeutic Apheresis Service - D19
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre
Haemaglobinopathy Unit
City Hospital
Dudley Road
Winson Green
Birmingham B18 7QH
Tel: 0121 471 2563
24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496
 
TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Rekha Anand
Lead Nurse Bridget Audsley
 
Services provided
  • Automated Red Cell Exchange

 

Please email referrals to NHSBT.TASBirmingham@nhs.net

 

Bristol 

Level 7 (location D702)
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
Horfield Road
Bristol BS2 8ED 

We're changing our opening times to accommodate reduced capacity due to social distancing measures:

  • Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm
  • Saturday 8am - 4pm

Directions 

360° unit tour

Tel: 0117 342 1092 or 0117 342 1093

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

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 - Louise Collingwood (interim cover)

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

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Marina Karakantza MBBS, MD

Consultant in Haematology NHS Blood & Transplant

TAS Lead Nurse - Bridget Audsley

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

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

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

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

TAS Lead Consultant - Dr Helen New

TAS Lead Nurse - Ana Vieira

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

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

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 - Mercy Muzamhindo 

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

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

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

24-hour referral number: 0300 020 0496

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 - Rebekah Burnham

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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