Found 12th Dec 2009
Strange question I know but -

I read recently in the latest NHS Blood Donor magazine, after giving blood, that there was a way to track where your blood goes. I accidentally through the magazine out, and even with my mad Google skillz, I can't find out anything about this?

Almost like I dreamt it.

If anyone knows, please let me know! Thank you.

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Always worth checking for online versions of nhs magazines. Not sure if this works retropectively or if you have to have a registration first?



I worked for the Blood Transfusion Service years ago and this is interesting. I don't think you can track it right down to which patient gets it as that is a confidentiality issue.

You could maybe track it to see what they make with it or whether it has been sent to another hospital out of area or even to the war zones but anymore than that and i will be surprised.

If you do find out, I'd be interested to know too.

Found it:…pdf

page 22. Q&A section.

Original Poster

Hey thanks for the reply.

Just after I posted, I tried to find the magazine as you suggested, and did - I found the article too, but when I went to the site, it wasn't as I had imagined.

I had this fantastic belief that you might actually be able to see how your blood helped someone. I guess not


You could maybe track it to see what they make with it.

Black pudding?


Black pudding?

lol!! :w00t:
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