Sara Trompeter

Dr Sara Trompeter is a Consultant Haematologist and Paediatric Haematologist at University College Hospitals London and NHS Blood and Transplant. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1997 with degrees in Medicine MBChB and Psychology BSc. She was awarded MRCPCH by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 1999, FRCPath by the Royal College of Pathology in 2007. She was appointed consultant haematologist at NHS Blood and Transplant and UCLH in 2011. She is the lead for paediatric haematology and a core member of the adult service. As previous Chair of the Joint Red Cell Unit Haemoglobinopathy Network including hospitals UCLH, Whittington Health, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Hospital Barnet Branch and Luton and Dunstable Hospital she led the trust through the 2012 Peer Review Process. She has supported and developed the growth of the automated exchange service at UCLH to be the largest in Europe. She is the NHS Blood and Transplant Representative on the Clinical Reference Group for Haemoglobinopathies.

Dr Trompeter leads the paediatric red cell research programme at UCLH. She is involved in and spearheading much research into the appropriate use of transfusion in red cell disorders. Much of her research interest involves looking at microvesicles and coagulation in sickle cell disease, stem cell generated blood and pathogen inactivated blood as well as novel therapies in haemoglobin disorders. She has lectured and published on many aspects of red cell disorders.

In her role at NHS Blood and Transplant she is developing an evidence base for transfusion in haemoglobinopathies and is involved in various projects including looking at the feasibility of genotyping donors the haemoglobinopathy patient genotyping project where all patients in England were offered free genotyping including CDE variants and was the lead on the National Comparative Audit of Transfusion in sickle cell disease 2017. She supports NHS Blood and Transplant to Identify the current and future transfusion needs of haemoglobinopathy patients provide NHSBT with the best information available on current gaps in provision and future demand and requirements develop audits relating to appropriate blood transfusion for the benefit of haemoglobinopathy patients raise the profile and importance of the transfusion of haemoglobinopathy patients within NHSBT be informed regarding research developments and secure funding for research and development of transfusion therapy in sickle cell disease and support and liaise with the donor area of NHSBT to inform and encourage donations that may benefit the patient group.

Her private practice is based for adults at Harley Street at UCH and for children at the Harley Street Clinic. She can see patients with red cell and iron disorders of all types.

Access to the appropriate level of care for patients with haemoglobin and other red cell disorders has often been a challenge for this patient group. Dr Trompeter is pleased to offer the support and care that this group needs with access to:

  • Annual reviews
  • Diagnosis
  • Advice regarding medical care needed prior and following and operation in those with red cell disorders
  • Prenatal and Antenatal counselling and diagnosis of haemoglobin disorders in carrier parents
  • Manual red cell exchange
  • Automated red cell exchange (apheresis)
  • Hydroxyurea therapy and monitoring
  • Chelation e.g. desferrioxamine (desferal); deferasirox (exjade); deferiprone (L1).
  • Venesection
  • Routine outpatient review for red cell disorders
  • Iron therapy
  • Diagnosis and management of haemochromatosis and other iron disorders

Other specialists where needed e.g. cardiologists and surgeons specialising in sickle cell and thalassaemia

She is available for consultations at Harley Street at UCH (adults) and the Harley Street Clinic (children). Appointments can be made with her secretary on 020 3447 1719 or or

Wellington Hospital Harley Street Hospital