JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Policies

West Midlands Regional Shared Care Policy

The West Midlands RTC regional shared care policy outlines the communication process for the West Midlands bone marrow transplant centres to inform parent hospitals of patients requiring specialist blood products: Communicating information for shared care patients (pdf 70KB). Jane Tidman, Transfusion Laboratory Manager at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will maintain the policy as a regional controlled document. Hospitals may put the policy on their own document control systems but James will hold the master copy which will be reviewed for the region. For governance purposes the policy on the website does not include hospital email addresses. Please contact Suzy Biggs for an up-to-date list of shared care email addresses or a Word version of the policy.

Hospital Transfusion Policies

These policies are held by the following hospitals in the West Midlands RTC area. Please email the contacts below for further information:

Dudley Group of Hospitals: Caroline Tuckwell
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust: Karen Cooper
University Hospital North Midlands: Angela Salmon
University Hospital Birmingham: Michelle Bud
Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust: Jayne Evans
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust: Maxine Boyd
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire: Janine Beddow
Walsall Healthcare Trust: Mandeep Dhanda

Managing blood shortages

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Prescribing of blood

University Hospital North Stafford, The Manor Hospital, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Collection of blood

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, The Manor Hospital, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Storage and administration of blood

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, The Manor Hospital, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Red cell transfusion triggers

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Jehovah's Witness/refusal of blood

Good Hope Hospital (pdf 88KB). Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust.

Use of irradiated blood components

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Use of platelets

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley Group of Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Use of FFP

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley Group of Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Use of CMV negative components

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

Neonatal/paediatric transfusions

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Management of massive haemorrhage

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospital North Stafford, University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust.

Use of (recombinant) factor VIIa

University Hospital North Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dudley Group of Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Use of prothrombin complex concentrate

University Hospital North Birmingham, Dudley Group of Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Intra-operative cell salvage

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Intra-operative cell salvage: competency assessment

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Intra-operative cell salvage: standard operating procedure, surgical site guidelines, and standard operating procedure for obstetric surgery

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

Transfusion education/competency assessment policy

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Dudley group of Hospitals.

Incident Reporting in Blood Transfusion

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

Investigation of Transfusion Reaction SOP

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust