UK blood centre to be developed in Speke:
This article was originally published in Clinica
UK health minister Yvette Cooper has named Estuary Park, Speke as the site for the new Mersey and North Wales Blood Centre following research into 12 locations in the proximity of the Liverpool University Hospital. The current centre, which occupies the UK's premier purpose built blood centre and collects over 10% of the total blood collected by the National Blood Service (NBS), is incapable of accommodating the increasing demands of the NBS due to physical and spatial limitations. Work on the £5 million ($7.2m) project, which will continue all current services bar apheresis, and include the largest national tissue engineering facility in the UK, is set to start over the next few months and is expected to be completed before 2003-04.