Many of the team have won awards in recent years. Here are some of the highlights.


  • Rebecca Cardigan and CDL, RCPath Achievement award for Innovation in Pathology Practice - research into 42 day red cells and reduced dose platelets in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential decreases in blood supply
  • Maggie McAndrew and implementation team received an NHSBT Recognition of Excellence for ‘Improved neonatal platelet concentrate product’



  • Marie-Anne Balanant, BBTS Margaret Kenwright award
  • BBTS Rebecca Cardigan received Kenneth Goldsmith award for original research within the field of blood transfusion together with her contribution to blood transfusion in general
  • Monthly award: Team award QI13318 National Committee June 2019 (Sian Huish)
  • Monthly award: Team award X-ray April 2019 (Athina Meli)


  • The Engineer – Collaborate to Innovate award – healthcare and medical category – winner for universal plasma project which is a collaboration with Macopharma, NIRI & NHSBT
  • Sian Huish – ISBT Young Investigator award
  • Recognition of excellence – Euro Blood Pack 2
  • Health Business awards – whole blood project team
  • Hollie McKenna BBTS Margaret Kenwright award “A novel method to quantify red cell contamination in platelet components”
  • Rebecca Cardigan – David Anstee Award for sustained excellence in research 2018


  • BBTS Margaret Kenwright award to Luke George
  • Anne Kelly – NHSBT National Excellence award - BEST paper
  • Institute for continuous improvement in public services, best collaboration award for Sanguis consortium developing a universal plasma component


  • Best research to impact on NHSBT service provision or delivery for 30-minute rule project CDL and NBL


  • Mike Wiltshire received an awarded for sustained excellence at the National Awards Ceremony 2015
  • Rebecca Cardigan was awarded manager of the quarter at the National Awards Ceremony
  • Dr Anne Kelly (NHS Clinician) was awarded thesis of the year at the National Awards Ceremony 2015 for her work on NHSBT’s PROmPT clinical trial. Rebecca Cardigan was the grant holder and PhD supervisor for this project

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