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


29 January 2021

The new Blood Assist app: transfusion administration guidance at the bedside

Summarises key guidelines and recommendations from SHOT, BSH and SaBTO

28 January 2021

Online Blood Ordering System (OBOS): version 8.4.2 release on 14 February 2021

This version has no major changes to functionality

28 January 2021

Template SOP for volunteer and non clinical staff providing transfusion support in the Nightingale hospitals

Prepared by the Barts & Royal London Transfusion team in the first lockdown in 2020

28 January 2021

Major Incident Transfusion Co-ordinator Role Action Card

Providing transfusion support in a major incident

28 January 2021

Programme for the National Comparative Audit of Blood Transfusion remains suspended due to COVID-19

An update

28 January 2021

LearnBloodTransfusion updated to remove unsupported Flash content

Official support for Adobe Flash software withdrawn on 31 December 2020

28 January 2021

Revised neonatal and paediatric bookmarks

Revised in line with the BSH Guidelines

28 January 2021

Cancelled face to face practical training / Under the Microscope: Practical Introduction to Transfusion Science course

Changes following the announcement of the latest national lockdown

28 January 2021

Transfusion aide memoire: essentials for bedside transfusions for health care professionals

From the NBTC Emergency Planning Working Group, SHOT and RCPath

19 January 2021

Instructions for referring suspected COVID-19 samples to RCI for testing

A reminder of the instructions sent to hospitals in April 2020