Category - Blood

Happy Birthday, Nottingham Donor Centre

Nottingham Donor Centre turned one last week and what a first year for the centre it has been! Tasked with moving from a small centre on the outskirts of the city, the kind an estate agent...

Testing 1-[2]-3

Part 2 – Screening for infections Screening blood for infections sounds very simple but the more you know about it the less simple it becomes….. So, to start with, on every donation...

Testing [1]-2-3

If I had a pound every time I hear that someone has no idea of the amount of testing we do on the blood we collect and the sophistication of our labs then I would be out for a nice meal for...

Kindness of Strangers

Apologies for not posting a blog recently – I sustained a head injury in a skiing accident at the beginning of March and have then spent seven weeks off work recovering. air max 360...

Unsung Heroes

In many ways I consider our apheresis platelet donors to be our unsung heroes, they give a huge amount of time and effort donating platelets. We currently collect around 70% of our...