The NHSBT / PHE epidemiology unit, and the epidemiology of infections among blood, tissue and organ donors and recipients.
The NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) / Public Health England (PHE) epidemiology unit collates and reports national epidemiological data on:
This information contributes to maintaining a safe supply of blood, tissues and organs through:
The unit manages a series of national surveillance schemes:
Data from these schemes are used to assess and improve blood, tissue and organ safety.
The NHSBT / PHE epidemiology unit works closely with the Blood borne viruses unit (BBVU) to improve blood safety, funded by the NHSBT.
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