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Bristol Tissue Co-ordination Service

Organisation name
Bristol Tissue Co-ordination Service
The Bristol Tissue Co-ordination Service (BTCS) is a regional service providing information to bereaved families, health care professionals and the general public with regards to all aspects of tissue donation and transplantation.

The service is a 24 hour on call service which covers the South West region with a general population of 2.2 million. They provide a service to the regions hospitals, GP practices, hospices and the community.

The team consists of two senior tissue co-ordinators and two eye retrieval nurses, who are based at the Bristol Eye Hospital. Their responsibility is to establish, promote and facilitate tissue donation with their priority being the care of the deceased and their family.

As part of their role they provide an education programme to the general public and to healthcare professionals. They also provide information on all aspects of tissue donation which include eye for scleral and corneal transplants, and heart for heart valves.

For further information, advice or to make a referral call the 24 hour pager number as above.
Street address
Bristol Eye Hospital
Lower Maudlin Street

Main Phone No
0117 928 4619 or (organ donor register) 0845 60 60 400
Helpline Number
(24 hr pager) 07699 704 933
Is this a national or local organisation?
Is there a local support network?
Not applicable