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SHOT Silver Jubilee 2022

SHOT was created in 1996 and now, in 2022, has been at the heart of haemovigilance in the UK for 25 years.

We want to use this year to recognise the contribution of everyone that has supported SHOT over the last 25 years and made it what it is today – our reporters, our team members, our steering group and working expert group members, the MHRA, the UK blood services, our blood donors, the UK transfusion committees and our colleagues across the world.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved with SHOT!


An anniversary message from Professor Mark Bellamy, SHOT Steering Group Chair


An anniversary message from Dr Shruthi Narayan, SHOT Medical Director

What’s happening in 2022

During this anniversary year we are planning activities to engage with the transfusion community and promote awareness widely in healthcare:


SHOT Timeline

Click on the image below to see more information about the SHOT report throughout the years, significant moments in SHOT history and how reporting has changed.


SHOT Recommendations and Resources

Click on the image below to see more about SHOT Recommendations over the years and links to more resources to help you make transfusions safer in your organisation.


Who’s who of SHOT

Do you know how many people have been involved with SHOT over the past 25 years? You may be surprised to see just how many there are. Click the image below to review the list, read the thoughts and reflections from past personnel and see how many people you know.



It is never too late to contribute – if you have your own thoughts or reflections on the work of SHOT, how SHOT has impacted on your working life, or what SHOT means to you please share them with us by emailing [email protected] 

Test your own general knowledge, or run a team challenge, with our fun ‘SHOT Silver Jubilee’ quiz

Follow us on Twitter to share the 25 year celebrations @SHOTHV1

Keep up to date with SHOT news by joining the mailing list for our monthly newsletter SnapSHOT where we share information about trending topics in blood safety, upcoming events, webinars and conferences, new resources and much more..

Download our App to your mobile phone by searching SHOTUK in the App store

And of course, keep reporting! Your submissions to SHOT make a real difference to patient safety