Haematology & Transfusion Science

Experimental cancer blood test

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to 10 times more sensitive than previous methods, according to new research.

Emergency morphology

Professor Barbara J Bain covers some of the circumstances when blood films are vital.

External quality assesment in a pandemic

What impact has the lockdown had on UK NEQAS and the services it provides? Barbara De la Salle, Director of UK NEQAS Haematology, and colleagues explain.

Drive-through phlebotomy

Laboratory Manager Richard Wardle outlines the introduction of a drive-through phlebotomy service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glucose-sensing neurons regulate blood sugar

Low blood sugar levels, known as hypoglycaemia, can be a life-threatening situation, especially for people with type 1 diabetes who rely on intensive insulin therapy to prevent blood sugar from going too high.

Setting up a Nightingale hospital transfusion service

Alison Muir, a Lead Scientist in Blood Transfusion, discusses the issues and challenges in setting up a transfusion service to help cope with the pandemic.

"Sepsis causes one in five deaths"

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to a new analysis.

Is morphology dead?

Anas Nasir, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in haematology and blood transfusion, puts the future of blood films under the microscope

Thawing blood plasma

Quality and Training Supervisor Tola Elegbe on thawing times and haemostatic assessment.

Haematology and blood transfusion

Principal Biomedical Scientist Nicki Lawrence gives a guided tour of her laboratory at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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