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Immunohaematology Service

An award-winning service, providing comprehensive care to patients with immune disorders of the blood in a tertiary setting of highly specialist regional centres.

We provide care for individuals with the following conditions.
  • Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (TTP)
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAD)
  • Autoimmune Neutropenia
  • Adverse Transfusion events
  • Fetal Maternal AlloImmune Syndromes (FNAIT)
  • Obstetric Haematology for the Thames Valley Maternal Medicine Network


Services for adults are based at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

Immunohaematology services for children are based in Oxford Children's Hospital.

Patients with immunohaematology conditions who are pregnant are managed in collaboration with the Silver Star Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Our team

Dr Sue Pavord

Clinical Lead for Immunohaematology
Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology, obstetric haematology and transfusion medicine

Dr Mike Desborough

Clinical Lead for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology, obstetric haematology and transfusion medicine

Dr Paolo Polzella

Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology and transfusion medicine

Dr Zahbia Saleem

Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology, obstetric haematology and haemostasis

Dr Eike Adams

Principal TTP Clinical Psychologist

Joelle McCusker

Immunohaematology Specialty Co-ordinator

Janet Monaghan

Specialty Co-ordinator - TTP Data Manager

Sayma Raza-Burton

TTP Senior Specialist Nurse

Daniela Giurea

Immunohaematology Research Nurse

Adult clinics

Haematology Outpatients, Churchill Hospital
Wednesday 9.00am - 12.30pm

Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Thursday 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Day case treatments

Day case treatments such as rituximab or intravenous immunoglobulin are provided on the Haematology Day Treatment Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

Find us and contact us

Haematology Outpatients

Churchill Hospital
Oxford OX3 7LE

How to find the Churchill Hospital

Haematology Triage: 01865 572192

Immunohaematology Clinic

Thursday 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC)
Windmill Road
Oxford OX3 7HE (SatNav use OX3 7LD)

How to find the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Out of hours

Out of hours the Haematology Triage number above will divert to the Haematology Ward at the Churchill Hospital. Out of hours care is provided either by the Haematology Ward or Triage Assessment Team.

Please tell the nurse your name, date of birth, diagnosis and the reason for your call.

Changing your appointment

If you cannot attend your clinic appointment, please call us in advance so we can offer the appointment to another patient.

Tel: 01865 235184

Patient information

Patient information leaflets


We may ask our patients if they would like to take part in a clinical trial. For more information please visit:


Last reviewed:10 June 2024