Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)

The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) advises UK ministers and health departments on the most appropriate ways to ensure the safety of blood, cells, tissues and organs for transfusion or transplantation.


  • Professor James Neuberger (chair)
  • Dr Su Brailsford (consultant in epidemiology and health protection)
  • Dr Akila Chandrasekar (tissue transplant)
  • Professor Marc Turner (regenerative medicine specialist)
  • Professor Will Irving (virology)
  • Professor Yacoub Khalaf (IVF, fertility and stem cell specialist)
  • Professor Michael Murphy (haematologist)
  • Professor Peter Simmonds (microbiologist)
  • Dr Stephen Thomas (blood service manager)
  • Professor Jean Manson (prion specialist)
  • Ms Charlotte Silver (lay representative for blood transfusion)
  • Mr Roger Graham (lay representative for organ transplantation)
  • Dr Gail Miflin (UK blood services forum representative)
  • Professor Richard Fordham (health economist)
  • Mr Amanpreet Dhesi (biomedical scientist)
  • Dr Adnan Sharif (transplant physician)
  • Dr Sharon Zahra (tissue donation and transplantation)
  • Professor Mark Vickers (haematologist)
  • Dr George Greenhall (transplant nephrologist)
  • Dr Ines-Ushiro-Lumb (virology)


  • Dr Gary Mallinson (NHSBT)

Member biographies (PDF, 802 KB, 12 pages)

Terms of reference

Terms of reference (PDF, 24.8 KB, 1 page)

Code of Practice

SaBTO Code of Practice (PDF, 316 KB, 14 pages)

Members’ interests

Register of members' interests - updated July 2023 (PDF, 85.1 KB, 4 pages)


SaBTO meeting papers and minutes from September 2012 on-wards

Minutes before September 2012


SaBTO reports and guidance

Paediatric Components Working Group statement (PDF, 97.2 KB, 1 page)