News for hospitals and the transfusion community produced by Hospital Customer Services.
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New COVID-19 convalescent plasma therapy patient information leaflet
Download to give to patients
Revised apheresis platelets myth buster poster
to reflect the latest SaBTO recommendations
Updated NBTC platelet shortage plan June 2020
Please inform your IT department: Sp-ICE only works using Internet Explorer
There are no plans to change this
Improved despatch note to confirm the cold chain, will be implemented 30 June
The switchover day
Please update your LIMs for FFP units converted from plasmapheresis donations
The barcodes to use are in the component portfolio
Please update your LIMs in preparation for UK sourced FFP and cryoprecipitate components for neonates and infants
These will be issued from August 2020.
Therapeutic Apheresis Services Annual Review 2019 / 20
Read the latest annual review
Please distribute our convalescent plasma donation cards
For patients who have recovered from COVID-19
Different packs for convalescent plasma and fresh frozen plasma
The specification and volumes of the plasma remain the same.