Information about the blood supply chain in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
A 10 year component activity review (published Oct 2023)
Our most recent report covers the period from 2013 - 2022, providing a 10 year lookback at annual issues and wastage trends for adult red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate.
Components used specifically in emergency situations, such as O D negative red cells and A D negative platelets are increasingly in demand due to their clinical versatility, therefore we also take a look at these components in detail. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the following component shortages seen in 2022 have also been included in this report.
A summary of the main points of this report is available as an infographic.