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

Useful Links

JPAC takes the view that providing links to websites which share part or all of their objectives with our own will enhance the information we provide and increase the useful experience of our site.

Any request for this site to provide a link to other sites will therefore be judged against the objectives for our site. However, the fact that we incorporate a link to another site shall not mean that JPAC endorses the full content of that site. JPAC can neither be responsible for the technical or material content of any external Internet site (see our Conditions of Use). JPAC provides this list of links for the sole purpose of easy access to and exchange of information.

The main objectives and hence criteria for links are:

  • Provide easy access to relevant high quality guidelines
  • Provide easy access to relevant information to and about the UK Blood Transfusion Services
  • Provide information on the safe use of blood, blood products or human tissues

The links we provide will be constantly updated. We will however limit the number of links we provide to ensure that we can monitor these effectively.

Links from other websites to

Anyone wishing to link to our pages for information purposes is welcome to do so without any need for our agreement. We would appreciate receiving a message from any site linking to us (the Contact Us form is available for easy contact).

Links for any other purposes shall require our prior written agreement.

Links to our Constituent Bodies

National Health Service
This is the official gateway to National Health Service organisations on the Internet. It connects you to your local NHS services and provides national information about the NHS - what it does, how it works, and how to use it.

NHS Blood and Transplant
The website of the National Blood Service for England and North Wales. This is where you find out all about blood, and how and where to donate it.

Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, established in 1946, is an independent, Special Agency of the Health and Personal Social Services.

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
The website of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. Here you''''ll find information about the SNBTS and the services they provide, from blood transfusion and patient treatments to bone and tissue transplants.

Welsh Blood Service
The Welsh Blood Service is a National Health Service unit, part of Velindre Hospital NHS Trust, responsible to the Welsh Assembly.

National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
Website of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.
NIBSC is a multi-disciplinary scientific establishment whose purpose is to safeguard and enhance public health by standardizing and controlling biological substances used in medicine. NIBSC has a leading international role in preparing, evaluating and distributing International Biological Standards and other biological reference materials.


Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

National Patients Safety Agency (NPSA)

Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)

Guidelines, Regulations and Directives

Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (BSQR)

British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines)

European Union Directive

National Institute for Clinical Exellence (NICE)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS)

Other transfusion related

Blood Stocks Management Scheme

National Blood  and Transplant (NHSBT) Hospital Website

NHS identity

Scottish Continuing Education Program
Scottish Continuing Education Program

Colleges, professional organisations and government

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists

Association of Clinical Scientists

British Blood Transfusion Society

British National Formulary

Department of Health

European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists

General Medical Council

Health Protection – Infectious Diseases

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Haemophilia Society

Institute of Biomedical Science

NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) Clinical Risk Management Standards

National Association of Phlebotomists

Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives (NATA)

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Pathologists

Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland


American Association of Blood Banks

Australian transfusion safety program

Californian Blood Bank Society

Canadian Blood Service

Council of Europe (More information)

European Commission – Blood, tissues and organs

International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)

Ontario’s Nurse-led training programme

General and patient information sources

Cochrane Library


Pub Med - National Library of Medicine

Skills for Health

The BMJ free for all

The National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit (NCJDRSU)