Advanced Transfusion Masterclass - One day masterclass


This course will give an insight into the specialist techniques that are utilised in the NHSBT Red Cell Immunohaematology laboratories to investigate complex cases, and will give attendees the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a case-based approach.

Expect an interactive day, and a chance to share learning of complex transfusion science practice. This will be a great CPD opportunity, and a chance to discuss interesting case studies with serology experts from RCI and the Scientific and Clinical Training and Education team.

Each year the Advanced Masterclass will cover a specific transfusion science topic. Please only book on to one of the dates below because the content of the programme will be the same on all listed dates, unless a new theme has been advertised.

If you are an NHS England Employee refer to NHS Course Booking information before enrolling onto a course.

If you are interested in courses taking place in the next financial year, please view our future dates and request to be added to our waiting list.

Attendees should be HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientists or Clinical Scientists with extensive experience in an NHSBT laboratory or a hospital transfusion laboratory, experienced in routine transfusion science practice and with prior knowledge at a specialist level.

This course is specifically designed for those working at band 6 and higher, with a specialist transfusion qualification:

  • BBTS Specialist Certificate in Transfusion Science Practice
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Transfusion Science
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Haematology with Hospital Transfusion Science
  • Scientist Training Programme (STP): Haematology and Transfusion Science pathway
  • MSc module in Haematology and Transfusion or Transfusion Science

If you do not fit into one of these categories, then please contact to discuss which transfusion science course best fits your needs.

This course will add to the delegate’s knowledge of the concepts of a variety of specific blood transfusion topics. By the end of the day, you should have an increased underpinning knowledge of the specialist topic, and able to apply this knowledge to interpret complex case studies.

The specific learning outcomes will differ based on the theme of the Advanced Masterclass.

The topic of the Advanced Masterclass will be publicised in advance through The Update, regional pathology networks, and regional blood transfusion networks.

The Advanced Masterclass is a 1-day programme that is delivered over Zoom.

Please ensure that you have received an email confirming your enrolment and Joining Instructions for accessing the Brightspace e-learning platform. The Zoom link for the virtual classroom will be posted in Announcements in Brightspace prior to the course starting. If you have any problems in accessing Brightspace or the Zoom virtual classroom, then please email