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Scotland's blood transfusion service to be reorganised

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7146.1696d (Published 06 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1696
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Plans have been put forward for the biggest reorganisation of the blood transfusion service in Scotland since it was established more than 50 years ago.

    The changes are aimed at raising the amount of donations, extending the range of services, and further improving the quality and safety of blood components. They include the centralisation of testing and processing in two centres instead of five as at present, which means the loss of 67 jobs, mainly among laboratory staff. The …

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