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 RCI User Guide INF66
Details of the changes in version 9
Guidance for transfusing platelets across blood groups
This has been updated
Updated Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Services user guide
This is now available
Washed red cell haematocrit
Washed Red Cell component currently has a higher mean haematocrit (0.68) than standard Red Cells in Additive (0.58)
Online Blood Ordering System (OBOS): version 8.2.3 release on 10 June 2019
Details of updates in this release
Updated information for Molecular Diagnostics published on the IBGRL website
Details the updated information
National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC) updated Platelet Shortage Plan
The platelet shortage plan operates similarly to the red cell shortage plan with three phases dependent on NHSBT stock levels - Green, Amber and Red
NHSBT partners with Sheffield teaching hospitals to expand stem cell and bone marrow collection centre services for donors from DKMS (Delete Blood Cancer) from 1 April 2019
Providing services for DKMS will establish NHSBT as the only NHS provider to all three stem cell and bone marrow registries operating in England.
Invitation for TLMs to participate in the NCA's re-audit of the medical use of blood
The project group welcome your input.
Final issue of Blood and Transplant Matters publication, March 2019
The publication has been a regular newsletter for hospitals.