Compliments and complaints

Listening, responding, improving

We are committed to providing a quality service to our donors at all times. However, if you are not happy with any aspect of the service you receive then we would welcome the opportunity to investigate your concerns and provide you with a full and prompt response.

How can I make a complaint?

There are a number of ways in which you can get in touch to provide us with your feedback:

NHS Blood and Transplant 
Charcot Road

To use Text Relay, dial: 18001 0300 1232323.

To use text chat, please SMS: 07860 034343.

For further information about how to raise a concern and the process that will be followed, please see our Blood Donation Complaint Policy (PDF 157KB).

How do I know if you have received my complaint?

We will send you an acknowledgement within 3 working days of the Customer Service Team receiving your complaint.

What happens next?

The most appropriate department team will investigate your concerns. We will then either contact you in person or write to you.

How long will it take to receive a response to my complaint?

We aim to provide a final response within 18 working days of receipt of your complaint.

What should I do if I'm not happy with the response?

If you are unhappy with the response you receive, we are always happy to discuss this in more detail with you. If, however, you feel that your complaint has not been fairly addressed then you may take up your concerns with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The Ombudsman makes final decisions on complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS, government departments and some other public organisations. Their service is free for everyone.

To take a complaint to the Ombudsman:

Tel: 0345 015 4033