Diagnostic and theraputic services

Vital support for blood transfusion, organ and stem cell transplantation

These specialist services provide:

  • Safe transfusion and transplantation therapies, including efficient, accurate and speedy patient and donor testing and matching 
  • High quality, cost effective, patient-focused, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services for the NHS
  • Fully accredited laboratories in Barnsley, Birmingham, Filton, Colindale, Newcastle, London, Tooting and Liverpool

Organ donation and transplantation

We manage the NHS Organ Donor Register and National Transplant Register, which lets us fairly match donors to people who are waiting for a transplant. Thanks to our amazing donors, we were able to facilitate nearly 4,600 transplants in 2022/23.

This is fantastic, but there is still lots to do. We estimate there to be around 7,000 people on the UK Transplant Waiting List. Last year over 430 people died while waiting for a transplant.