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Increase in demand for O D negative red cells. Updated guidance published by the National Blood Transfusion Committee

Letter of communication 18 July 2019

The Update

News for hospitals and the transfusion community produced by Commercial and Customer Services.

Print versions of each month's Update are available in the archive

 

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26 March 2019

Please complete our Blood Stocks Management Scheme Inventory Practice Survey asap

To ensure that you can appropriately benchmark yourselves.

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26 February 2019

O D negative K positive and K negative red cells; when is it safe to transfuse?

We need to ensure that O D negative K negative red cells are available for those patients that need this phenotype.

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26 February 2019

Please work with your RCI lab to manage your referrals

Our on call service is available outside core hours to investigate those samples that require results and/or crossmatched red cells that are clinically urgent and cannot wait until the next working day.

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26 February 2019

Importing low-risk vCJD risk plasma from Poland

To ensure sufficiency of supply of MB FFP and MB Cryoprecipitate, we have secured an agreement to import low-risk vCJD plasma from Poland.

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26 February 2019

Low demand patient information leaflets

Once current stocks of these are depleted, some will no longer be available to order as hard copies, however they are available for you to download.

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26 February 2019

Registration for the SHOT Symposium 2019 is open

This will take place at Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ on 9 July.

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26 February 2019

Emergency preparedness, resilience and response guidance for hospital transfusion teams

Approved in January 2019 by the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC).

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06 February 2019

Updated H&I user guide is now published

The guide (INF136) has been revised and is now version 5.

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23 January 2019

Your requests for credit: please submit on a regular basis

From 22 March this year, requests submitted more than 3 months after the product expiry date will not be accepted.

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23 January 2019

Transfusion Practitioners - please feedback on a new 'Consent for blood transfusion' sticker pad resource

You should have received a sticker pad in the post. To help us to estimate the demand for the pad, we would appreciate your help with completing a brief survey.