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

 

21 December 2021

Updated H&I laboratories test request forms

The main change is an update to the genetic consent guidance

21 December 2021

Annual SHOT Symposium 2022 'Transfusion Safety: Past, Present and Future'

6 - 8 July, Brighton

21 December 2021

Please contact Hospital Services after amending or cancelling an order in OBOS

for non-stock, specialist components or Ro units

21 December 2021

The LUST Project: Laboratory Urine Sickle Test

We are asking NHSBT, hospital laboratory or clinical staff aware a patient with Sickle Cell Disease is having a haemolytic transfusion reaction to request the clinical team send a urine sample as a matter of urgency BEFORE the haemoglobinuria clears

21 December 2021

Please complete outstanding SHOT reports

before the end of December 2021

21 December 2021

Please contact our National Frozen Blood Bank (NFBB) to discuss returning unused “ultra rare” red cell units.

We can potentially look to re-allocate them

25 November 2021

Please update your operational documentation following changes to the validated journey times for short journey transport containers

To reflect changes in validated transit times

25 November 2021

Shortlisted for International Learning Award - Practical Introduction to Transfusion Science (PITS) course

In the category of Internal Learning Solution of the Year

25 November 2021

Audit of reversal of anticoagulation (warfarin/DOACs) in trauma patients 2022

Preparing for this audit

25 November 2021

Updated Blood Components app

The app is free through Apple and Google Play app stores and as a web-based version