News for hospitals and the transfusion community produced by Hospital Customer Services.
Print versions of each month's Update are available in the archive
Updated H&I laboratories test request forms
The main change is an update to the genetic consent guidance
Annual SHOT Symposium 2022 'Transfusion Safety: Past, Present and Future'
6 - 8 July, Brighton
Please contact Hospital Services after amending or cancelling an order in OBOS
for non-stock, specialist components or Ro units
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
Please complete outstanding SHOT reports
before the end of 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
Please update your operational documentation following changes to the validated journey times for short journey transport containers
To reflect changes in validated transit times
Shortlisted for International Learning Award - Practical Introduction to Transfusion Science (PITS) course
In the category of Internal Learning Solution of the Year
Audit of reversal of anticoagulation (warfarin/DOACs) in trauma patients 2022
Preparing for this audit
Updated Blood Components app
The app is free through Apple and Google Play app stores and as a web-based version