Blood transfusion single unit issue

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From Monday 25 June the way blood banks at Ninewells and PRI issue blood for transfusion will change.

Please send pre-transfusion blood samples as normal. When transfusion is required phone blood bank at Ninewells on x32953 or PRI on x13338 and a single unit of blood will be issued and ready for collection within 15 minutes.

If further unit(s) are required, please make further calls to the blood bank. This change does not affect blood issue for patients in an emergency.

Contact Dr Katie Hands katherine.hands@nhs.net or transfusion practitioners Eleanor Hazra bleep 5099 or Suzanne Whyte bleep 5082 for further information.

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