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21 October update on blood supply and demand challenges

 

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New H&I laboratories test request forms and user guide available from 15 November

Please destroy any previous versions

30 October 2020

Forms

We are introducing a new form,  3F - Disease association / drug hypersensitivity / H&I Research. This means platelet transfusion and disease association will be on separate referral forms:

  • 3A - Platelet refractoriness / transfusion reaction
  • 3F - Disease association / drug hypersensitivity / H&I research

RCI blood group testing request is removed from forms 3B and 3C. If blood group testing is required, please refer to the RCI department with a completed 1A form.

Please withdraw and destroy all previous versions of the forms. The latest versions of the forms will be available to download from our forms page (from 15 November) or you can order them from our labs: 

Barnsley  0122 686 8241

Birmingham  0121 278 4108

Colindale  020 8957 2923   

Filton (Bristol) 0117 912 5733                                            

Newcastle 0191 202 4410

Tooting 020 3123 8347

User guide  

The latest version of the user guide (INF136) will be available to download from 15 November.

 

If you have any queries, please contact your H&I department. 

Dr Andrea Harmer – National Head of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics