Dr Trompeter is an expert in red cell and iron disorders and blood transfusion as relates to these. Although she practices in the private sector, the majority of her clinical work is in the NHS. As lead for the red cell paediatric service and a key member of the adult red cell team at University College Hospital she is part of a team that looks sees over 100 patients with red cell disorders a week as outpatients, 60 patients a week for blood transfusions as well as looking after patients on the inpatient wards.
Patients have a range of disorders including sickle cell, thalassaemia, hereditary spherocytosis, G6PD deficiency, Hereditary Elliptocytosis, iron deficiency, iron excess including haemochromatosis, raised ferritin levels to name but a few. Links to regional and national laboratories and radiological expertise allows prompt and accurate diagnosis.
Access to pre-natal diagnosis permits diagnosis of major haemoglobin disorders in early pregnancy, and the apheresis and transfusion service is crucial to the delivery of transfusion therapy either pre-operatively or to treat or prevent complications of the red cell disorder.