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£20,000 donation boosts Bradford blood testing services

Published: 16 Jun 2017

Sovereign Healthcare donation to go towards DHEZ facilities.

The University of Bradford has received a £20,000 donation from Bradford-based cash plan provider, Sovereign Health Care, to establish an urgently needed phlebotomy suite to support the people of Bradford.

There is an urgent requirement for trained phlebotomists in the NHS blood testing services where the waiting time for phlebotomy training currently exceeds 6 months. ‘Phlebotomy’ refers to the taking of blood samples for diagnostic testing in a laboratory and is essential for diagnosing illness. It is carried out by phlebotomists or clinical staff who are required to undertake formal training covering the theory and practice of how to take blood samples.

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DHEZ is a partnership between

Bradford Council University of Bradford

DHEZ is part funded by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy