Get passionate about Quality and saving lives

Patients and donors are at the centre of our Quality process. Regional QA Manager, Dapo Odumeru explains how his work helps save lives in this country and internationally.

This is the longest I’ve worked for one organisation and the reason is because it is so rewarding. Our procedures ensure quality products and services reaches patients.
Dapo Odumeru

Regional Quality Assurance Manager

I was awarded an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday honours for the services to the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic communities.
Dapo Odumeru, Regional Quality Assurance Manager
Dapo Odumeru, Regional Quality Assurance Manager

In 2010 I founded a charity called Blood for Life. We don’t get enough blood from the African and Caribbean communities so I started this charity to engage the communities and raise awareness.

The support I have got from NHSBT has been absolutely brilliant. With NHSBT’s help, I am raising awareness of blood donation at home and abroad.

The charity also supports blood transfusions in low income countries. We’re working with international services to send equipment around the world to places like Nepal, Africa and the Caribbean. 

I’ve been to Malawi and Uganda to support NHSBT’s corporate social responsibility and help support blood services to those countries.

I’m also a Donor Ambassador for NHSBT's Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network and support the work our marketing team are doing in the different communities to encourage donations. 

I have letters telling me how our work is saving lives in others countries. I am blessed to have the opportunity to help others. I’m really proud of what we do as an organisation.