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

 

28 January 2022

SHOT Silver Jubilee

At the heart of haemovigilance in the UK for 25 years

28 January 2022

Sp-ICE Notification

Scottish Blood Transfusion Service and Welsh Blood Transfusion Service

28 January 2022

Accepting applications – MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science and CPD module

To start in September 2022

28 January 2022

Book now for Transfusion Science courses

Spaces are available

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