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Success

Busy week with a lot of travelling, and we had some ‘wins’ as an organisation – more later.

Monday was early start onto the 0547 train to get up to Lancaster to visit the White Lund team base with Ian Bateman, our Director of Quality. The team there are really …

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New Organ Donor Register

The new NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) has launched allowing any resident in the UK to record:

  • A decision to be a donor
  • A decision not to be a donor
  • A decision to appoint/nominate a representative to make a decision about organ donation after the person’s death

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Future

Monday started in Docklands at the International Society of Blood Transfusion conference at the Excel centre. It was quite interesting talking to a range of suppliers who were present on trade stands. Although we tend to deal with European suppliers it is obvious that the supplier world is changing, with …

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Award for IBGRL

The International Blood Group Reference Laboratory (IBGRL) received the Ricardo Castillo Award from the Spanish Blood Transfusion Society this month, for their outstanding work in the world of blood transfusion.

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Sunshine

Feels like summer is finally here this week!

Monday started in London with a couple of meetings at the Department of Health. John Pattullo and I were, amongst other things, talking to the department about our Triennial Review. This is a Review done every three years of each arm’s length …

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