Online event designed for Internal Medicine Trainees (IMT), but open to foundation doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, physician associates and junior doctors in other disciplines.

Date: January - May 2022
Venue: Online learning platform, via MyBSH

Using a mixture of live sessions and online content, this course will cover key areas of transfusion medicine and its application to clinical practice. The course is designed for Internal Medicine Trainees (IMT) but open to foundation doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, physician associates and junior doctors in other disciplines.

Trainees are recommended to request study leave for two days to gain the most from this course (on days of live sessions). However, recordings of the live sessions will be made available to attendees. A variety of dates and times for the small group tutorials will be offered with sign up at the time of enrollment.

A certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course, endorsed by the British Society for Haematology (BSH) and the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC).


11 January 2022: Live opening session (2 hours) covering:

  • Principles of Patient Blood Management (PBM)
  • Basic transfusion science
  • Where does blood come from?
  • The role of the laboratory in transfusion

Monthly live small group seminars (4 x 1 hr) with a transfusion expert, to apply transfusion knowledge to real-life clinical scenarios, plus online learning modules covering:

  • Red cell indications and alternatives to transfusion
  • Major haemorrhage and indications for platelet and plasma transfusion
  • Management of transfusion reactions
  • Human factors and special requirements for transfusion

May 2022: Live closing session (2 hours)

More details on timings of the live sessions will follow in due course.

Event Availability

This event has now sold out. If you wish to join the waiting list, please email

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