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


26 March 2020

Please destroy copies of the 'Will my child need a plasma transfusion?' patient information leaflet

This leaflet is being withdrawn

27 February 2020

Update on our preparations for UK plasma self-sufficiency

Moving towards domestic plasma component self-sufficiency

27 February 2020

Improved despatch note to confirm the cold chain, in use from 30 March

Now includes the temperature control details, the type of transport box used and allows for an electronic signature

27 February 2020

Emergency preparedness, resilience and response guidance for hospital transfusion teams

Updated guidance is now available

27 February 2020

Customer satisfaction survey 2019 / 2020: results from the first survey, and the second survey

Read the results and information about the second survey

27 February 2020

Please update your LIMS with the Barnsley site codes before 1 June

In preparation for the opening of the centre in June

27 February 2020

Change to order notes in OBOS to support our First In – First Out (FIFO) policy; Maximum age

To support our stock management and ability to maintain supply

27 February 2020

Placing orders on the OBOS TRAINING site from 16 March

A fix is being applied which means users will be able place to orders again

24 January 2020

Use of fax machines in NHSBT

Request for NHS to phase out fax machines by 31 March 2020

24 January 2020

National Transfusion Laboratory Managers Working Group survey on fax machines

This will be issued in February