Welcome to the West Midlands RTC
Learn Cell Salvage
An elearning module and supporting material designed to increase awareness of a range of blood conservation techniques including introperative cell salvage (ICS) and post operative cell salvage (PCS) are available on the learnbloodtransfusion website.
Integrated Transfusion Services
Information and frequently asked questions about Intergrated Tranfusion Services can be found on the Hospitals & Science website.
Presentations from the 2011 SHOT conference and extracts from the 2010 report are available from the SHOT website.
Online Blood Ordering System (OBOS)
75% of hospitals in the West Midlands are now using NHSBT's online blood ordering system.
SaBTO consent recommendations
In additon to a standard for consent and good practice guidance on retrospective patient information. The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) has now produced a standardised information resource for clinicians to support patient consent for blood transfusion.
We aim to make your local RTC site the first place you think of looking online for transfusion related information. The site includes these areas:
If you have material you would like published on the site please contact Andrea Harris the West Midlands RTC website representative. If you have ideas about other information you would like to see on the RTC site please contact Sheena Cameron, Website Development Manager.