Preparations for blood group genotyping for people with sickle cell, thalassemia and rare anaemia

29 September 2023

In preparation for the start of patient sampling for the National Blood Group Genotyping Programme delivered by NHS Blood and Transplant, all pathology services are being asked to prepare by implementing a set of actions, as set out in NHS England's letter to pathology services, found under 'Further information' on the IBGRL website.

Please can we ask that you take the necessary steps in anticipation of sample collection from November 2023 (separate notification to follow). 

More information can be found on the NHS Blood and Transplant website.

NHS England programme for Haemoglobinopathy blood group genotyping - International Blood Group Reference Laboratory - NHS Blood and Transplant

Andrea Harmer, Genomics Programme Director, Clinical Services