Transfusion Laboratories

Will there be an on-line ordering system for components/blood products?

Currently orders are placed by South Wales hospitals by fax or email. We will be working towards a system of on-line ordering to be in place for the all-Wales Blood Service.

What arrangements will there be for educational/study days?

There are currently quarterly meetings for Transfusion Lab Managers and this spans All Wales. Also there is an All Wales Quality Managers group. Both use video conferencing facilities

We do not currently have plans to deliver specific laboratory/clinical based educational/study days however we can provide HBs with a programme of tutorials /lectures for staff studying both IBMS Certificate of Competence qualifications and Specialist Diploma qualifications.

The All Wales Transfusion Practitioner group also provides access to meetings across Wales.