The British Committee for Standards in Haematology


Welcome to the British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

BCSH provides up to date evidence based guidelines for both clinical and laboratory haematologists on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological disease. The guidelines are written according to the BCSH process by a team of expert Consultants and clinical scientists currently practicing in the UK. 

This organisation cannot give advice on individual patient management.

BCSH is a sub-committee of the British Society for Haematology. To find out more about the activities of the society and the benefits of joining please visit the main website.

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Addendum to BCSH Guidelines for the use of fresh-frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and cryosupernatant. Accepted for publication in BJH May 2016

Issued: Apr 25, 2016
The guideline on the use of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP), cryoprecipitate and cryosupernatant is currently under review. While the guideline is being reviewed, the BCSH Transfusion Task Force group would like to issue the following communication and recommendations.

Blood grouping and antibody testing in pregnancy

Issued: Mar 14, 2016
This is an updated guideline with the 2006 version archived.

Become Involved

There are many ways for members of the British Society for Haematology to become involved in BCSH from joining the sounding board that reviews and comments on the guidelines prior to publication to becoming part of the guideline Writing Groups or Task Forces.

To find out more or to express an interest in becoming involved please visit the ‘become involved’ section of the website.