Blood Champions

Becoming a Blood Champion

Courses for staff new to the role are run by the Hospital Transfusion Team. Applications forms are available from the Hospital Transfusion Team (

Click on the link below to view the criteria required to become a Blood Champion at the RD&E
Criteria for Right Patient Right Blood Champions

The NHS Blood and Transplant also organise free half day tours of their blood processing centre in Filton, Bristol.  email for bookings

All staff involved with blood components or products must complete their mandatory 2 yearly transfusion training.

Staff will find that they are “enrolled” on the training course for their role via ESR.

These staff must also undertake the RD&E observed competency assessments appropriate to their role.

Collecting blood/blood products for transfusion.

Administration of blood/blood products for transfusion.

(This includes preparing the patient, receipting and administration).

Sign off sheets still need to be completed but you can now complete the form below and sent it electronically via (There is no need to send paper copies).

Blood Champion Training Information

For copies of the Champions notes on the competencies email

Fake units and paperwork for competency assessments

For information about blood components please use this link –Training Aids for Champions

Blood Champions who deliver training on the BloodTrack system must complete the training form and return it to the Transfusion Department, or email to, as soon as possible to ensure that the access can be enabled on the system

Training Dates for Blood Champions:

There will be two sessions a day available either in the morning or afternoon.

Click here to access dates for current champions requiring reassessment

Click here to access training dates for new blood champions