I am truly sorry and saddened by the loss of Dave Anstee. I am sure Dave will be missed dearly, last but not least within the scientific community and the transfusion world. I remember our vivid discussions during my post-doc time at the University of Bristol, on the possibilities and impossibilities of culturing blood and many other aspects of erythropoiesis and transfusion related topics. You were a leader in the field of blood group system and transfusion research and leave us with a vast legacy of your work to inspire people. I hope that your family but also colleagues take comfort from cherished memories.
Sadly another leading light in the world of Blood Group Systems and Transfusion has gone out. Your legacy will live on as new recruits to serology try to learn and come to terms with the vast subject of blood group and antibody investigations. You and your team answered many of the questions posed during my career with NHS Blood and Transplant. Extremely well done!