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Blood Stocks Management Scheme

Understanding and improving blood inventory management across the blood supply chain

The Blood Stocks Management Scheme (BSMS) was established in 2001 to understand and improve blood inventory management across the blood supply chain.

Hospitals and blood services from the UK including NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the Welsh Blood Service and the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service currently participate in the scheme.

BSMS is hosted by NHSBT but is funded via the UK Forum.

Central to our work is VANESA, a data management system, where hospital and blood service data is collected. In return participants can view real-time data and charts.


For hospitals to submit their blood stock usage, and get real-time reporting.