Blood Transfusion Services
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Blood Transfusion department is responsible for the transfusion requirements of five hospitals throughout West Yorkshire. These generate a cumulative workload of some 85,000 group and save / crossmatch requests with a further 20,000 antenatal samples from G.P. surgeries.
The Blood Transfusion department covers all hospital requests for blood, plasma, platelets, cryoprecipitate, anti-D and specialist clotting factors on a 24 hour basis (this is partially covered by an "Emergencies Only" on-call system).