Virtual Reality training

Blood typing

18 March 2024

The 'Blood Identification' app was developed in partnership with Make Real and is available to download on the Meta Quest App Lab store

The Virtual Reality (VR) app is intended to be used as a training tool primarily for potential doctors, scientists or college students interested in science. It enables people to practice their skills in a safe environment, without having to waste any donated units or other resources and where no harm can come to the patient.

It also has the potential to make training more independent, reducing the burden on staff having to provide 1-2-1 supervision. NHSBT are breaking ground in VR training demonstrating our innovative ongoing approach to training and education.

Ruth Evans - Scientific and Clinical Training and Education Lead, Scientific and Clinical Training and Education