The National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC) collaborates with several organisations to improve blood transfusion practice and the appropriate use of blood.
SaBTO advises UK ministers and health departments on the most appropriate ways to ensure the safety of blood, cells, tissues and organs for transfusion / transplantation.
The NBTC is a key stakeholder in the National Comparative Audit of Blood Transfusion programme organised by NHSBT and the Royal College of Physicians.
NHSBT sends a monthly communication, The Update, to Transfusion Laboratory Managers, Transfusion Practitioners, Consultant Haematologists with responsibility for transfusion and Chairs of HTCs in hospitals served by the NHSBT.
The SHOT scheme is a confidential, anonymised scheme for the collection and analysis of adverse events to transfusion. The NBTC is involved in the implementation of SHOT's recommendations for safe transfusion practice.