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7 April: Our adjusted service provision over the April bank holiday.

We have sufficient stocks to supply to your needs

Service provision; red cell and platelet stock levels

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


All our components have a shelf life as stated in the Blood and Blood Component Contract, and we supply them according to our FIFO policy. To make this clear, from 16 March, this order note comment:

         'Stock order: Long dated as possible. Please call if not possible’

will be:

           ‘Stock order’

This change will support our stock management and ability to maintain supply.

Maximum age - may we please remind you should only request a specific blood age, only when there is a clinical requirement.

Craig Wilkes, Lead Specialist - Process Improvement Commercial & Customer Service