Flooded blood centre open again
STAFF have returned to work at laboratories in a Filton blood centre after it was forced to close as a result of flooding.
The blood processing centre off the A38, which is one of the largest in the world, was unable to provide blood to hospitals following the heavy rain that hit the area overnight between Sunday and Monday.
As reported in the Post yesterday the blood centre was forced to move all of its supplies to different sites in order to keep up with demand.
Staff at the centre reported being up to their knees in water as a result of the flooding.
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Employees at the centre returned to work in laboratories that are not on ground level and blood processing will start again next week.
John Kirkwood, the manager at the Filton NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) centre, said: "Work is continuing at NHSBT's Filton centre to enable operational activity to recommence.
"Some laboratories on the first floor of the building are already operational and it is anticipated that blood processing will start again sometime next week."