The British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) Annual Conference 2017 took place from the 13-15 September at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. It brought together transfusion professionals from across the globe to share ideas, learn from peers and develop new contacts.
HSL was delighted to be exhibiting at BBTS 2017. Wendy Leversuch, HSL’s Head of Scientific Training, attended for the full three days. For her, it was an ideal opportunity to promote the state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding training opportunities that HSL and TDL offer across the country. “A map highlighting all the HSL and TDL sites across the whole of the UK proved a popular talking point,” says Wendy. “People didn’t appreciate how much of the UK we cover, or the range of tests we provide at each of our laboratories.”
It was also a chance to highlight HSL’s position as a progressive partnership between TDL and the NHS. The partnership allows HSL to keep the ethos of the NHS while also investing significantly in its network of laboratories. This gives staff access to the latest technologies and cutting-edge research. Time lapse videos showing the building of the Halo and installation of the Kiestra system proved particularly popular. “People responded really well to the videos,” explains Wendy. “They could see the advantages of working in a brand-new laboratory which brings various disciplines under one roof. It was the perfect way to show why HSL is such an exciting and innovative place to work.”