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Following consultation a reduced service has been agreed.
To ensure that you can appropriately benchmark yourselves.
We need to ensure that O D negative K negative red cells are available for those patients that need this phenotype.
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.
To ensure sufficiency of supply of MB FFP and MB Cryoprecipitate, we have secured an agreement to import low-risk vCJD plasma from Poland.
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.
This will take place at Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ on 9 July.
Approved in January 2019 by the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC).
The guide (INF136) has been revised and is now version 5.
From 22 March this year, requests submitted more than 3 months after the product expiry date will not be accepted.