Sickle Manual Exchange Resource - NHSBT

Following a successful funding application to Health Education England, NHS Blood and Transplant, and Dr Sara Trompeter (Consultant Haematologist and Paediatric Haematologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)/NHSBT) have developed an animation package to illustrate the principles of manual red cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease. 

The package has two animated videos, one for patients less than 40kg and one for those 40kgand above.  

The videos will be hosted on YouTube and available via a link on the Hospital & Science website. Examples of documentation that teams may find useful and can adapt to reflect local practice, are also available on the website.  

Whilst this is not intended to be a complete training programme, NHSBT hopes it will be a useful addition to local training or, in the absence of an existing programme, be the inspiration to develop one.