Transfusion Medicine SAC

Transfusion medicine is concerned with the transfusion of blood and blood components.

Chair: Dr Shruthi Narayan

Committee Members

Oliver Memorial Award

In 1921 Percy Oliver created world’s first voluntary blood donor service. Following his death in 1944, his colleagues created the Oliver Memorial Fund to perpetuate his achievement and administered it for over 50 years. In 2001, the Royal College of Pathologists took over the task of administering the fund through Annual Awards to recognise achievements in transfusion medicine. From 2013 a further element has been added to the award - a bursary to assist trainees to attend national or international seminars or conferences on transfusion medicine.

Percy Oliver Memorial Award - 2020 applications

The Memorial Award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of blood transfusion. The category for the 2020 award is medical transfusion.

Please use the citation to describe your nominee's background, achievements and contributions to the field of blood transfusion, in no more than 750 words. Please also demonstrate the impact they have made to the field.

This year's deadline for nominations was 24 May 2020 and the successful nominee was Dr Heidi Doughty. The deadlines for 2021 will be confirmed in due course and the category will be scientific/technical.

Trainee Travel Bursary 

The Trainee Travel Bursary is offered each spring and autumn to a value of up to £500. The bursary can be used to cover travel and accommodation costs for trainee clinicians and clinical scientists, enrolled in a recognised UK training scheme and working in the field of transfusion medicine, to enable their participation in a national or international blood transfusion meeting. The applicant will be asked to provide a report on their attendance at the conference for publication in The Bulletin.

Applications for the trainee travel bursary should be made by completing the form below. Application deadlines for 2021 will be confirmed in due course.

Careers in transfusion medicine