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Blood Project

Start date:
February 2014
End date:
Ongoing
Co-ordinated by:
Matthew Reed, Catherine Innes
Main trial site:
http://www.edinburghemergencymedicine.com/edinburghbloodproject

The Edinburgh ED Blood Project.

Aim

  1. To co-ordinate and support RIE ED Emergency Transfusion research and audit.
  2. To disseminate our findings and introduce measures to improve patient care  related to Emergency Transfusion in the ED.

Chief Investigator

Dr Matt Reed

Director of EMERGE, Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine

Local PI

Dr Matt Reed

Director of EMERGE, Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine

Research Team

Alison Glover

Lead Research Nurse (BTS)

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