JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Our Funders

Our Funders: The UK Blood Services

We are grateful for the support of the four UK Blood Services:


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. Its remit includes the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood and associated services to the NHS in England and North Wales. It is also the organ donor organisation for the UK and is responsible for matching and allocating donated organs.

The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service is a Special Agency of the Health and Social Care Service for Northern Ireland. Its core function is the provision of blood and blood components to meet the needs of patients in Northern Ireland and to the highest quality and safety specifications.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, a strategic business unit of NHS National Services Scotland, is the specialist provider of transfusion medicine in Scotland, supplying high quality blood, tissues, cells and services. Working with communities, hospitals and professionals to ensure that the donor's gift is used wisely and effectively for the benefit of patients, our key priority is to ensure that NHS Scotland has enough blood to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.

The Welsh Blood Service (WBS) is a division of the Velindre NHS Trust. Its remit is to provide and manage services relating to the collection, screening and processing of blood and its constituents and to the preparation and supply of blood, plasma and other blood products. The WBS also operates a stem cell donor registry and NEQAS (H&I).