Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs

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/transplantation.

Membership

  • Professor John Forsythe (Chair)
  • Professor John Cairns (Health economist)
  • Dr Paul De Sousa (Regenerative medicine specialist)
  • Professor Kate Gould (Microbiologist/bacteriologist/virologist)
  • Mrs Gill Hollis (Patient representative)
  • Mrs Catherine Howell (Nurse)
  • Professor Richard Knight (Prion disease specialist)
  • Professor Alison Murdoch (IVF/fertility/stem cell specialist)
  • Dr Mallika Sekhar (Haematologist)
  • Professor Tom Solomon (Microbiologist/bacteriologist/virologist)
  • Professor Richard Tedder (Microbiologist/bacteriologist/virologist)
  • Dr Lorna Williamson (Blood Service Medical Director)
  • Dr Stephen Thomas (Blood Service Manager)
  • Dr Susan Brailsford (Epidemiology Public Health)
  • Dr Lynn Manson (Haematologist)
  • Dr Akila Chandrasekar (Tissue Transplant)
  • Dr Charles Newstead (Transplant Physician)
  • Dr Rachel Hilton (Transplant Physician)
  • Mr James Powell (Solid Organ Transplant)

Member biographies (PDF, 264KB, 7 pages)

Code of Practice

SaBTO Code of Practice (PDF, 206KB, 13 pages)

Members’ interests

Register of members' interests (PDF, 54.7KB, 7 pages)

Minutes

Download SaBTO meeting papers and minutes from April 2014 on-wards

03 December 2013: Meeting agenda, minutes and papers (ZIP, 321KB)

17 September 2013: Meeting agenda, minutes and papers (ZIP, 8.27MB)

24 June 2013: Meeting agenda, minutes and papers (ZIP, 1.7MB)

10 December 2012: agenda, minutes and papers (ZIP, 1.01MB)

11 September, 2012: agenda and minutes (ZIP, 522KB)

Minutes before September 2012

Publications

Terms of reference

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