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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Haematology

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Immunohaematology Service

The Immunohaematology Service treats people with a range of disorders. These disorders happen when your body's immune system reacts against your blood cells.

There are several disorders treated by our immunohaematology specialists.

These include:

  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  • immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • autoimmune haemolytic anaemic (AIHA)
  • cold haemagglutinin disease (CHAD)
  • autoimmune neutropenia (AIN)
  • alloimmune disorders including such as neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT).

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

Prof Mike Murphy

Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology and transfusion medicine

Prof Dave Roberts

Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology and transfusion medicine.

Dr Paolo Polzella

Locum Consultant Haematologist subspecialising in immunohaematology and transfusion medicine

Madeha Saleem

Immunohaematology Specialty Co-ordinator

Simon Fletcher

Clinical Research Nurse

Jamie Burbage

Clinical Research Nurse

Elvio Pereira

Lead Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse

Adult clinics

Haematology Outpatients, Churchill Hospital

  • Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm
  • Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm

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

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
Email: madeha.saleem@ouh.nhs.uk

Patient information

Patient information leaflets

Research

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

Research