NHSBT Research and Development

Research & Development

Welcome to NHSBT Research and Development

The success of NHSBT's strategy to achieve long-term improvements in patient outcomes requires an innovative research programme. The effective application of novel technologies, processes and products drives the advancement of clinical practice, but this can only be accomplished by having an integrated R&D programme which supports organisational priorities. This requirement to undertake or commission R&D is within our statutory instrument.

Our R&D Programme is unique – within the public, private and academic sectors there are no other organisations capable of delivering an R&D programme that spans all our products and services. This is due to the combination of our partnerships with top class universities, our clearly defined operational objectives and our expertise in translation into new products, services and clinical guidelines.

Our world-leading R&D programme underpins our business strategies and guides international transfusion and transplantation practice. The 2015 – 2020 R&D Strategy sets out innovative plans in support of Blood 2020, Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 and our operating strategies in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services.