The Transfusion Practitioner (TP) or equivalent (e.g. Transfusion Safety Officer, Haemovigilance Officer, PBM Practitioner/Nurse, etc - herein referred to as TP) has a critical role to play in developing a patient blood Management (PBM) culture within healthcare establishments. Although only one part of the team needed to develop and implement the required PBM strategies (see below), they have a multifaceted role to play in engaging with both scientific, laboratory and clinical colleagues. PBM requires a multi-disciplinary approach and a primary role of the TP is to promote safe and appropriate use of blood to clinical colleagues within and outside of the laboratory. Very often the TP is the conduit for information pulling together available resources both financial and personnel, reviewing activities undertaken by transfusion colleagues in other centres, collecting audit data and evaluating how these activities might be beneficial within their own healthcare establishment.