Chair of the National Blood Transfusion Committee
Jonathan Wallis, Consultant Haematologist at Freeman Hospital, trained at Oxford, Westminster, Exeter and Newcastle and has been a consultant since 1990 in Newcastle upon Tyne.
A clinical and laboratory haematologist with a keen interest in transfusion, his clinical workload is non-malignant haematology and myeloma, CLL and MPD. He has been clinical director of laboratory medicine in Newcastle for 8 years in total.
Publications include studies on leucodepletion and infection, TRALI, long term survival after transfusion, 'where does blood go' and the Tag & Label system for blood administration.
Active on various regional and national transfusion committees. One time chair of the British Blood Transfusion Society special interest group and scientific meetings and committees. One time chair of the ISBT WP on Clinical Transfusion. He initiated and runs the Newcastle course for TPs/BSMs which takes place on alternate years. He is associate editor of Transfusion Medicine and reviews regularly for a number of journals and research bodies.