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News 10 March 2016

Help us name our new national centre

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In November 2016, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will start to move to its new national headquarters at Heriot-Watt University Research Park.

The National Centre will deliver a first rate service in the processing, testing, supply, research and development of blood and human donor tissues and cells. Due to fully open in 2017, it will bring several core activities of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service into one purpose built site.

Blood donations from across Scotland will be sent here for processing, testing and manufacturing before being transported to where they are needed for patients.

We are currently appealing to our staff, donors and members of the public to get take part in naming this new centre. We want to hear from you if you have any suggestions about what to call our new HQ. We will then draw up a shortlist of names before asking staff, donors and members of the public to vote for their favourite.

Our current options include:

  • Fala Alba - which means 'Blood Scotland' in Gaelic
  • Copeland House, after Jack Copeland, the founder of the blood transfusion service in Scotland
  • Simply SNBTS HQ

Suggestions can be sent to: nss.modernisingmanufacturing@nhs.net by Friday 8th April.

The new headquarters will be based in Heriot-Watt Research Park.
The new headquarters will be based in Heriot-Watt Research Park.
The centre is due to fully open in 2017
The centre is due to fully open in 2017
Designed by award winning architects firm Reiach and Hall, the facility  will be a hub for processing, testing, supply, and research and development for blood and human donor tissues and cells.
Designed by award winning architects firm Reiach and Hall, the facility will be a hub for processing, testing, supply, and research and development for blood and human donor tissues and cells.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland

We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

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