The Department of Blood Transfusion

The Department of Blood Transfusion

Blood Transfusion

The Blood Transfusion Department is responsible for carrying out routine blood grouping, antibody identification and providing safe and compatible blood components or blood products to a diverse group of patients for use in clinical emergencies and routine procedures. The department currently analyses approximately 30,000 Group and Save samples per year and issue approximately 7,500 units of Red Cell's, of which 4,500 units are transfused to our patients.

Department Opening Hours

The Blood Transfusion Department operates a 24 hour service provision for users including public holidays and offering clinical advice and assistance 24 hours a day.

Meet the Team


Blood Bank Laboratory  Manager


Higher Specialist Biomedical Scientist


Higher Specialist Biomedical Scientist


Specialist Transfusion Practitioner


Associate Transfusion Practitioner


Associate Transfusion Practitioner


Transfusion Support Officer


Useful links & Patient Info Leaflets

Receiving a blood transfusion

Information for patients who receive an unexpected transfusion

Younger children's information leaflet on receiving a blood transfusion

Older children's information leaflet on receiving a blood transfusion

Information for patients requiring irradiated blood

Advice for patients following a blood transfusion

Anaemia patient information

Iron in your diet

NHSBT Patient Information


The Pathology Service at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing a high quality diagnostic service supporting the clinical requirements of all users.

We are required by UKAS, our accreditation body, to carry out an annual survey to seek feedback from our users as to whether the Department meets their expectations and requirements. This feedback will help us shape the future of the service and help us to continuously improve.

We would be most grateful if you could spare a few moments to complete the below questionnaire. All responses will be anonymous.

Service user survey

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