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Blood Sciences are where we test people's blood, looking for diseases. We also provide blood to people who have had a serious injury.

This page gives you information about all our services.

Who we are

Patient samples are processed by state of the art automated analysers that are linked to a comprehensive computer system.

This allows patient test results to be available in clinical areas as soon as possible. Results are also electronically transmitted to GP surgeries.

What we do

The Transfusion laboratory has a vital link with the Trauma Team and is a part of the Accident & Emergency department. A member of laboratory staff carries a red 'Trauma bleep' 24 hours a day so that when notified of an impending trauma arrival, blood can be made available to the Trauma Team as soon as possible.

Analysis of patient samples is carried out in several specialised laboratories by registered Biomedical Scientists (BMS) and Clinical Scientists. This work is supported by a number of Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA) and administrative staff.

The laboratories are fully accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) and are subject to regular inspections by this authority, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

Being referred to us

There is no direct referral to the blood sciences.

What happens when you see us

The Transfusion laboratories crossmatch blood and issue blood components for patients undergoing elective or emergency surgery and medical conditions requiring blood replacements.

What happens next

Your results will be sent to the medical professional who is dealing with your care.

More information

The laboratories are fully accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA).

We are subject to regular inspections by this authority, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

The team

The Blood Sciences department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Visitor information

Anticoagulation services in Liverpool are changing. Patients will now access clinics in their own community.

Following feedback from patients, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals are making some changes to the way the anticoagulation service is delivered. In the future you will be able to access the service from 22 different clinic locations based across Liverpool. This means that your current clinic may be changing. However, there is no current change to referral processes.

To find out more about these changes and access information about the location of the clinic offering these services across Liverpool read the below Anticoagulation Services information leaflet

How to contact us

We recommend all users of our service consult this resource as a first resort but, if you can't find the information you are looking for, we offer an e-mail service and aim to respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday. You can email us here.

Facts

In order to maintain high professional standards, staff participate in regular training and competency assessments. A portfolio of continuing professional development is also maintained by each member of staff as part of a requirement for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC).