Susan Buchanan appointed Director of National Specialist and Screening Directorate

We are delighted to welcome Susan as our new Director of National Specialist and Screening Directorate.

Susan's career started as a nurse and after qualifying, she worked in the Clinical Oncology Service and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She has worked in a variety of specialisms including the early stem cell collections, lung and immunology laboratories and cancer networks. Susan first joined NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) when she took on a role within our Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) as a Programme Manager on a supply chain improvement programme between SNBTS and the territorial NHS boards.

She then started her own consultancy and worked on multiple programmes of work before returning to NSS, setting up the Scottish National Cord Stem Cell Bank. After moving into general management, Susan’s most recent post was Associate Director of SNBTS Patient Services. Susan was accountable for SNBTS laboratory services including Regional Blood Banks, Histocompatibility and Immungenetics, Immunology, Clinical Apheresis Services and the National Transfusion Practitioner Service.  

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