Blood transfusion service faces change

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:630
  1. D Beales

    The National Blood Authority has proposed a restructuring of the blood transfusion service in England, including the closure of one third of the 15 regional blood transfusion centres. The authority also wants to introduce a computer system to monitor all blood stocks and to reorganise the location of storage facilities so that all hospitals are within two hours' travelling time for emergency deliveries.

    The proposed changes would mainly affect the testing, processing, and storage of donated blood. Arrangements for collecting blood …

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