The Update

News for hospitals and the transfusion community produced by Hospital Customer Services.

Print versions of each month's Update are available in the archive


30 July 2021

eLearning programme to support advanced therapy training in the NHS, UK universities and government bodies

The fundamentals and clinical adoption of advanced therapies for healthcare and academic professionals

30 July 2021

Innovate UK funded SAMPLE (Standard Approach to atMP tissue colLEction) programme

Recommendations published

30 July 2021

Platelets may be issued from an alternative apheresis platelet set undergoing validation

You may notice some minor visual differences

30 July 2021

A new process for reporting leaking red cells and platelet packs to us

Introduced 23 July 2021

30 July 2021

Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) Annual Review 2020 / 21

Now available

28 June 2021

Blood Assist App announced a finalist in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards 2021

Developed by the Patient Blood Management Team

25 June 2021

We're launching a new website for booking onto our training courses

Book for the Practical Introduction to Transfusion Science (PITS) course from 23 June

24 June 2021

Emergency deliveries can be delivered by our drivers or couriers

We endeavour to provide the quickest service possible in the event of an emergency

24 June 2021

Advanced Transfusion Masterclass virtual session

Book now to attend Part 1 next month

24 June 2021

Full Rh phenotypes are not required on all red cell units

These units meet the mandatory standards required