News for hospitals and the transfusion community produced by Hospital Customer Services.
Print versions of each month's Update are available in the archive
New application form to request use of demand printed labels for specialist service referred samples
This form is online so it's easier for you to notify us
Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)
Updates from SHOT
Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics user guide with information for sending samples
Latest information for sending samples
Progress of National Comparative Audit audit reports
Progress to date
9 April update - ABOi titre investigations are NOT changing from 4 May 2020
For reasons relating to COVID-19, standardising ABOi titre methodology has been put on hold. RCI will advise you when it is going ahead.
Do you want to take our blood centre tour?
There's no need to book and wait for a face-to-face tour
Referring urgent samples to RCI where you require results in less than 5 working days
Please telephone your RCI laboratory to alert them
Please destroy copies of the 'Will my child need a plasma transfusion?' patient information leaflet
This leaflet is being withdrawn
Update on our preparations for UK plasma self-sufficiency
Moving towards domestic plasma component self-sufficiency
Improved despatch note to confirm the cold chain, in use from 30 March
Now includes the temperature control details, the type of transport box used and allows for an electronic signature