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Three Non-Executive Directors of NHS Blood and Transplant reappointed

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Andrew Blakeman, Della Burnside and Dr Christine Costello are re-appointed Non Executive Directors of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Andrew Blakeman, Della Burnside and Dr Christine Costello have been re-appointed Non Executive Directors of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

  • Andrew Blakeman is a chartered accountant and Finance Director at BP OIL UK Ltd.
  • Della Burnside is a solicitor and is General Counsel and Company Secretary of McDonald’s Restaurants Limited and Division Counsel, Northern Europe.
  • Dr Christine Costello is a consultant haematologist.

Chairman of NHSBT Bill Fullagar said:

We are pleased that we can continue to work with these Non Executive Directors. All three bring a wealth of experience and have already contributed a lot to the organisation.

Andrew Blakeman has also been appointed as the Chair of the Governance and Audit Committee.

NHSBT is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. Its remit includes the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood and associated services to the NHS in England and North Wales. It is also the organ donor organisation for the UK and is responsible for matching and allocating donated organs.