Table 4.

Blood component wastage for pre- and post merger periods per site

2014, % (n wasted/n total unit or pools issued)2016, % (n wasted/total unit or pools issued)
LCHSBHTHHTotalBHC
RBC2.7 (45/1,647)2.5 (31/1,237)0.7 (16/2,331)1.8 (92/5,215)2.0 (94/4,621)
FFP16.5 (178/1,078)10.5 (64/607)15.7 (207/1,319)14.9 (449/3,004)8.5 (194/2,278)
Platelets3.9 (20/518)1.1 (4/353)2.4 (13/551)2.6 (37/1,422)0.9 (12/1,398)
Cryo8.5 (10/117)6 (6/100)6.0 (13/216)6.7 (29/433)5.9 (28/472)
Any7.5 (253/3,360)4.6 (105/2,297)5.6 (249/4,417)6.0 (607/10,074)3.7 (328/8,769)
  • BHC = Barts Heart Centre; Cryo = cryoprecipitate; FFP = fresh frozen plasma; LCH = London Chest Hospital; RBC = red blood cells; SBH = St Bartholomew’s Hospital; THH = the Heart Hospital.