Transfusion Medicine SAC

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

Chair: Dr Paula Bolton-Maggs

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. These will be considered by the Transfusion Medicine SAC and applicants will be notified in due course.

Trainee Travel Bursary - 2020 applications

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.

In 2020, the trainee bursary will be used to provide four travel grants of £250 each to support attendance of young investigators selected for the presentation of abstracts at the College’s biennial Advances in Transfusion Medicine Symposium on 26 – 27 November 2020.

This highly popular two-day meeting brings together experts from various clinical disciplines with leaders in transfusion science to provide an update on key developments. We invite young investigators (medical trainees, scientists and transfusion practitioners) to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation at the symposium. 
The four best abstracts selected for oral presentation at the symposium will receive free registration for the two day meeting together with a £250 travel grant as above. Abstracts selected for poster presentation will receive one day’s free registration.
The deadline for submission of young investigator abstracts and applications for the Percy Oliver trainee travel bursary is Wednesday 1 July 2020

Further details for the symposium programme and instructions to authors for abstract submission are available here.

Applications for the trainee travel bursary should be made by completing the form below.

Careers in transfusion medicine