24 March 2017
Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.
9 March 2017
The waiting time to a kidney transplant has dropped by 18% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has announced, to mark World Kidney Day, Thursday March 9.
1 March 2017
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant are working together to promote organ and blood donation to people throughout Hillingdon.
2 February 2017
A new campaign launched today by NHS Blood and Transplant and partner charity, Give a Kidney, calls on people across the UK to consider transforming lives by donating a kidney to someone in need, be they a stranger, friend or loved one.
21 December 2016
The parents of a Kenyan-American baby boy who became the UK`s youngest lung donor have written a heartfelt letter honouring their son and sharing their experience as parents of an organ donor
21 December 2016
Due to a prolonged drop in demand for blood and a need to invest in IT systems which should unlock future efficiencies, NHSBT is having to increase the price of blood charged to hospitals.
19 December 2016
NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Jonathan Oates as a non-executive director for 3 years from 1 March 2017.
06 December 2016
Public urged: What are you waiting for - take a few minutes this Christmas to join the NHS Organ Donor Register
23 November 2016
On Wednesday 23 November NHS Blood and Transplant will donate a decommissioned bloodmobile to Antigua and Barbuda.
18 November 2016
Today in Cell and associated journals, 24 research studies from the landmark BLUEPRINT project and IHEC consortia reveal how variation in blood cells' characteristics and numbers can affect a person's risk of developing complex diseases such as heart disease, and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes.
07 November 2016
A new Living Transplant Initiative, funded by NHS Blood and Transplant and led by the National BAME Transplant Alliance, is now open for submissions.
27 October 2016
MOBO partners with NHS Blood and Transplant to launch celebrity-fronted campaign to recruit a new generation of blood donors
11 October 2016
The Missing Type campaign to highlight the need for more new donors has inspired 24,000 people across England to sign up to give blood.
11 October 2016
Do you have additional evidence that could inform the review and future development of the strategy to change public behaviour to increase organ donation?
10 October 2016
Bloody scenes aplenty feature in Shakespeare's works. But three Royal Shakespeare Company actors have stepped from the stage and into the donation chair to give blood for real.
17 September 2016
More than 3,600 patients have received potentially lifesaving bone marrow and stem cell transplants during the last 30 years, thanks to the kindness of strangers.
15 September 2016
The Department of Health has completed its Triennial Review of NHS Blood and Transplant, and today published the associated review report.
5 September 2016
New NHS Blood and Transplant campaign calls for people to help 'Turn an End. Into a Beginning' by talking about organ donation
1 September 2016
More people than ever before across the UK donated their organs after their deaths last year, according to the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2015/16, being published today.
16 August 2016
NHS Blood and Transplant is leading a global Missing Type campaign to reverse a decline in new blood donors.
9 June 2016
Researchers and clinicians from hospitals and universities in the UK and abroad have collaborated to better understand diseases of platelets - the little cells that help blood to clot.
19 May 2016
New data for 2015 from the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry released today shows that the progress of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) sign ups has lagged behind the demand for matches. This is despite well over a million people currently on the registers.
10 May 2016
NHS Blood and Transplant launches its Strategic Plan for the next five years with the news that the price of blood is now at a ten year low of £120 per unit. This further reduction will release funds for hospitals to invest in front line patient care.
27 April 2016
Aaron Powell, NHS Blood and Transplant's Chief Digital Officer has been ranked 38th in the CIO 100 annual list of the UK's top 100 leading Chief Information officers (CIO).
08 April 2016
Researchers from NHS Blood and Transplant and the University of Cambridge have developed an innovative method of producing the precursors of platelets (megakaryocytes) and platelets themselves from pluripotent human stem cells. The study, published in Nature Communications, was supported by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research and the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society.
22 March 2016
Over the past year, Blood Donation teams have done a remarkable job recruiting donors to the BBMR, especially young donors and those of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
10 March 2016
Sadly 16 patients under 18 have died in the last 10 years before receiving the kidney they desperately needed.
8 March 2016
There have been articles in the national media this week implying that the NHS will pressure women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions to proceed with the pregnancy to donate the baby's organs. That is not the case.
7 March 2016
Dr Gail Miflin has been appointed as Medical and Research Director at NHS Blood and Transplant. She will take up the post on 1st June.
3 March 2016
Do you know how many people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the UK? Or how many people on the NHS Organ Donor Register have also told their family they want to be a donor?
29 February 2016
Today's teens have been highlighted as 'change makers' who can spark the family conversations needed to raise the number of organ donors.
16 February 2016
Charles St John and Professor Paresh Vyas have been appointed as non-executive directors of NHSBT for 3 years from 1 April 2016.
3 February 2016
There is a lot of media interest in the UK about the Zika virus. NHS Blood and Transplant is implementing precautionary measures around blood donation.
3 February 2016
Only two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood and Transplant.
1 February 2016
One million people across England and North Wales are now registered to book donation appointments online, making it one of the largest digital booking systems of any blood service in the world.
29 January 2016
NHS patients in England are to become some of the first in the world to benefit from publicly-funded pioneering hand and upper arm transplants.
22 January 2016
Patients with blood disorders can now get detailed blood group typing to enable better matched and potentially safer transfusions.
18 January 2016
Hospitals in Merseyside and the North West are to help address an urgent need for more eye donors in the UK.
15 January 2016
More than 500 families in the UK have said no to organ donation taking place since 1 April 2010 despite knowing or being informed their relative was on the NHS Organ Donor Register and wanted to donate.
14 December 2015
Over the next two weeks, Tinder, the world's most popular app for meeting new people, is partnering with NHS Blood and Transplant to draw attention to a different kind of search for a match - the challenging wait for a donor match.
01 December 2015
Today, Tuesday 1st December 2015, a new law covering organ and tissue donation in Wales comes into force and a soft 'opt-out' system is introduced.
20 November 2015
AN NHS Blood and Transplant centre offering lifesaving and enhancing therapies for people with rare blood disorders has been officially opened.
20 November 2015
Almost 49,000 people in the UK have endured the wait for an organ transplant in the last 10 years and over 6,000, including 270 children, have died before receiving the transplant they desperately needed, new statistics reveal.
18 November 2015
Lorna Williamson, NHS Blood and Transplant Medical and Research Director, said: "NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes this new transfusion guideline and the emphasis on putting patients at the heart of decision making".
10 November 2015
UNISON today (Monday) became the first union to partner with the NHS to promote awareness of blood and organ donation.
20 October 2015
Peter Lidstone has been appointed as Director of Blood Manufacturing and Logistics at NHS Blood and Transplant. He will take up the post on 2 November.
20 October 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant will start producing stem cells for groundbreaking treatment aimed at combating one of the most serious health problems facing the NHS, diabetic kidney disease.
06 October 2015
More lives could be saved through reduced donor selection time
02 October 2015
The Department of Health is recruiting two Non-Executive Directors for NHSBT.
16 September 2015
England rugby legends back BleedForEngland campaign to highlight the aim for 100,000 new volunteers to register as blood donors between England's first warm-up game and the end of the World's biggest rugby tournament
11 September 2015
NIHR Unit will cement Bristol's reputation as world-leader in blood research.
10 September 2015
The journal Nature has published research which contains evidence indicating brain changes characteristic of Alzheimer's disease have been transmitted between humans.
07 September 2015
Nation urged to break silence on organ donation and Say Yes I Donate this National Transplant Week (7th - 13th September 2015)
06 August 2015
Aaron Powell has been appointed as the first Chief Digital Officer at NHS Blood and Transplant. He takes up the post with immediate effect.
20 July 2015
2014/15 saw more than 4,400 (4,431) people in the UK have their lives saved or improved by an organ transplant but the number of people that donated organs has fallen for the first time in 11 years.
10 July 2015
Changing clinical thresholds for the single leading reason for blood transfusions could safely produce significant savings for the NHS, according to NHS Blood and Transplant research published in The Lancet tomorrow.
09 July 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant, in collaboration with the four UK Governments, has today launched the new NHS Organ Donor Register.
26 June 2015
The Department of Health has announced plans to review NHSBT, along with several other arm's length bodies (ALBs), as part of its Triennial Review programme.
25 June 2015
LAB produced red blood cells are set to be transfused into humans by 2017, NHS Blood and Transplant announces.
18 June 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant has officially opened a specialist unit offering life saving and life enhancing therapies for West Country patients with rare blood disorders.
10 June 2015
Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister, today supported National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015) by donating blood and getting involved in the ´Missing Type´ campaign.
3 June 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant will reduce the price of blood to £120 per unit as part of their plans for the next five years. The Strategic Plan 2015-2020, published today, demonstrates their aim to deliver savings, improve quality and invest for the future.
3 June 2015
Mike Stredder has been appointed Director of Blood Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant. He will take up the post on 29 June.
28 May 2015
The Review of the National Organ Retrieval Service, commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant on behalf of all four UK countries, has published its report and recommendations.
26 March 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant is taking forward work to review the national and international evidence of the benefits / risks of ante-mortem interventions in potential Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) donors
24 March 2015
I would like to express my sympathy on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant to patients and their families affected by emerging infections before adequate safety measures could be identified and implemented.
24 March 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan will share £3 million funding to continue their work to support stem cell transplantation and save more lives.
17 March 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant has responded to the coroner's report following the inquest in Cardiff into the deaths in December 2013 of two patients shortly after they received a kidney transplant from the same donor. We have published the letter detailing the actions we are taking following this sad and unique case.
12 March 2015
PEOPLE who offer a kidney to a stranger (non-directed altruistic donors) will soon be able to help not one, but three patients desperately hoping for a life-changing kidney transplant.
2 March 2015
Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health, launched NHS Blood and Transplant's Blood 2020 strategy with a visit to colindale blood centre, North London.
26 February 2015
Representatives from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the MOHAN Foundation, a not-for-profit organ donation charity based in India, will meet at the House of Lords today to sign an important Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to work together to learn from each other's experiences.
23 February 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant and a number of top Premier League, Championship and League One football clubs across the country are launching a campaign to urge fans to show the red card to organ transplant waiting lists.
16 February 2015
Clinical scientists at NHS Blood and Transplant are pioneering the use of Next Generation Sequencing DNA testing to tissue type bone marrow donors and cord blood units.
20 January 2015
A publication of an academic paper has been released today on what is claimed to be the UK's first successful neonatal donation.
15 December 2014
While people across the UK are looking forward to spending Christmas with their loved ones and exchanging gifts, 6,891* people who are on the waiting list for a transplant will be hoping they will soon get the gift of an organ.
4 December 2014
The inquest into the sad deaths of Mr Stuart and Mr Hughes concluded today in Cardiff.
18 November 2014
An inquest is taking place this week in Cardiff into the deaths in December 2013 of two patients shortly after they received a kidney transplant from the same donor. It is a sad and unique case, which has been subject to several investigations.
14 November 2014
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced awards totalling £12.1 million pounds to fund Blood and Transplant Research Units (BTRUs).
14 November 2014
The Secretary of State has today published a framework on how the NHS and other health agencies can better use data and technology to improve care for patients.
13 November 2014
THIS CHRISTMAS more than 200,000 blood donors are needed to give a very special gift and help hundreds of thousands of patients.
10 November 2014
Three people die needlessly every day because of a lack of organ donors Families are much more likely to agree to donation if they know it is what their loved one wanted
11 October 2014
Pope Francis described the act of organ donation as 'a testimony of love for our neighbour' as he met with the Transplantation Committee for the Council of Europe (CD-P-TO) who gathered in Rome on Thursday.
10 October 2014
Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mich Turner MBE, today joined students at City of Bristol Catering College to launch a new blood donation campaign.
3 September 2014
There needs to be redesign of the transfusion process by mapping and audit, both locally and nationally, if there is to be an eradication of medical errors according to the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Report 2013.
2 September 2014
NHS Blood and Transplant operates the UK's largest tissue bank and is the UK's major provider of human tissue for transplant. We let the cameras in to create a two-part series on BBC Three called The Human Tissue Squad.
28 August 2014
Meet the young men and women who retrieve skin and bone from deceased donors for a living - a brand new two-aprt documentary on BBC Three
20 August 2014
A new strategy to achieve world class performance in living kidney donation – Living Donor Kidney Transplantation 2020 – a UK Strategy – is launched today
25 July 2014
The referendum on 18 September 2014 is an opportunity for the people in Scotland to have their say about the country's future.
10 July 2014
2013/14 was another record year for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, with more than 4,600 transplants (4,655) carried out for the first time ever.
10 July 2014
The Mayor of London is backing a campaign encouraging people from all ethnic backgrounds to sign up to the organ donor register - as new figures reveal black and Asian patients wait up to 12 months longer on average for a kidney transplant.
9 July 2014
Boots UK customers will be encouraged to find out about organ donation, to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and to spell out to their families their decision to donate.
9 July 2014
Today, for the first time ever a UK Cathedral has been wrapped in a giant red ribbon to highlight National Transplant Week and the fleshandblood campaign.
8 July 2014
Just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one's decision to be a donor but this figure rises to 95% when they know the decision; new figures out today show.
17 June 2014
A centre offering life-saving therapies to patients from all over Yorkshire has been officially opened by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).
12 June 2014
The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) have in the last week voted overwhelmingly to support a national campaign to support organ donation.
9 June 2014
Around 118,000 more first time donors are needed to attend a blood donation session between now and the end of December to protect blood supplies.
03 june 2014
Media are invited to St Werburgh´s Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ at 11.50am on Wednesday 4 June when Lord Mayor of Bristol...
27 May 2014
NHS Blood and Transplant and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) have joined forces to encourage more people in the local area to become blood and organ donors.
20 May 2014
Adrian Chiles and Lee Dixon recreate iconic football images to encourage people to donate blood this summer
19 May 2014
People with a high Body Mass Index can make equally good stem cell donors as those with a healthy weight, according to new research by the British Bone Marrow Registry and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.
7 May 2014
Popular Channel 4 programme, Embarrassing Bodies, featured Dr Pixie donating blood live on the programme on Tuesday 6 May.
7 May 2014
NHS Blood and Transplant has seen huge increases in deceased organ donation. The numbers donating increased by 50% between 2007/8 and 2012/13 and even further last year.
6 May 2014
In 2012, the then Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services stated that there should be an all Wales blood service by 2016.
1 May 2014
NHSBT today published its Strategic Plan for 2014-15 and beyond. It is supplemented by discrete strategies for each operating unit which set out in more detail their respective aims and objectives.
1 April 2014
Ian Trenholm has been appointed Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). He will take up the post on 1 July.
13 March 2014
More than 30% of people listed* for a kidney transplant are from a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) background compared to just 5.6% of deceased kidney donors in 2013.
11 March 2014
'Buying British' can reduce the agonising wait for a stem cell transplant, say experts, as new report warns against overreliance on international donors
5 March 2014
NHSBT Chief Executive Lynda Hamlyn shares her views and experience of delivering transformational change in healthcare with the Health Service Journal.
4 March 2014
Nearly 3,500 patients received the organ transplant they desperately needed in 2013 thanks to more people donating their organs after their death in the UK than ever before.
21 February 2014
A new campaign will see public spaces across England and North Wales 'yarnbombed' to highlight the need for more young blood donors.
17 February 2014
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) launches an open competition for funding today for research to inform the work of NHS Blood and Transplant.
13 January 2014
There have been major advances in solid organ donation and transplantation over the last decade including better outcomes for patients, according to a new report from the UK National Transplant Registry.
3 January 2014
NHS Blood and Transplant's Chief Executive, Lynda Hamlyn, has received a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the 2014 New Year's Honours for her services to Healthcare.
14 December 2013
NHSBT are seeking a number of new Lay Members to be assigned to one of our five Advisory Groups focusing on Liver, Cardiothoracic, Pancreas, Bowel or Kidney transplantation.
13 December 2013
Ideal World TV has lent its support to an NHS Blood and Transplant campaign calling for people to step forward and donate this year's must have gift
12 December 2013
While the nation writes their Christmas lists and wait with anticipation at what Santa might bring, there are many people who can't wait.
10 December 2013
Leaders from all the UK's major faiths have united to launch a new action plan aimed at boosting organ donation rates among religious communities.
03 December 2013
Lynda Hamlyn, NHSBT’s Chief Executive, has announced her decision to retire next summer.
26 November 2013
A new-look blood donor website has been launched to give online users a whole new experience at blood.co.uk
22 November 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant’s Chief Executive, Lynda Hamlyn, was named Chief Executive of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards on 19 November.
21 October 2013
Sikhs from the Midlands and across the UK are being urged to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and tell their loved ones their wishes.
18 September 2013
International experts, UK health professionals and stakeholders came together at the second National Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress in September to discuss ways to increase donation and transplantation rates.
17 October 2013
Ex-Saints player Francis Benali will help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Steve Mills Stem Cell Laboratory on Monday 14 October.
16 October 2013
The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland revealed the findings from its public attitudes research on organ donation and transplantation in Northern Ireland on 16 October 2013.
11 October 2013
Louise Fullwood and Keith Rigg will join the Board of NHS Blood and Transplant as new Non-Executive Directors from 7 October 2013 for four years.
09 October 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant has today launched a set of training tools designed to boost the number of deceased organ donors in the UK.
08 October 2013
The Transfusion Evidence Library - a unique, online database providing centralised, high quality, evidence-based information for transfusion medicine - was launched today by NHS Blood and Transplant, supported by the three other UK blood services.
04 October 2013
A blood management system, introduced at Oxford University Hospitals Trust (OUH), to reduce transfusion errors, has won a prestigious HSJ Efficiency Award in the category 'Efficiency in Pathology Services'.
02 October 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant's Blood Donation Facebook page has soared past the milestone of 300,000 fans, further cementing its status as the largest following for a blood donation page in the world.
01 October 2013
rom November, a selection of new and existing blood donors will be invited to take part in an anonymous web-based survey being carried out by Public Health England (PHE) on behalf of the UK blood services.
18 September 2013
International experts, UK health professionals and stakeholders came together at the second National Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress in September to discuss ways to increase donation and transplantation rates.
07 March 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has scooped two prestigious marketing awards for the success of the blood stock build campaign during last summer's Olympic Games.
03 September 2013
Blood cancer patients who need lifesaving bone marrow and stem cell transplants will benefit from a new collaboration to speed up the search for a suitable match.
02 September 2013
A NEW award scheme to honour organ donors will be launched this month with a distinguished ceremony at St James's Palace, London, UK
15 August 2013
2012/13 was another record year for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, with more than 4,000 transplants (4,212) carried out for the first time ever.
02 August 2013
The Welsh Government have published two fact sheets one for the public and another for healthcare professionals - that give quick and easy access to information about the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill which was passed by the Welsh Assembly on 2nd July 2013.
31 July 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant is extremely disappointed by Holby City's portrayal of organ donation in the episode broadcast on 30th July.
25 July 2013
Worcestershire County Council has become the first county council in the UK to join forces with NHS Blood and Transplant in a bid to encourage more people to donate blood, sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with their loved ones.
17 July 2013
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written an exclusive, personal poem in support of the Christian Church’s fleshandblood campaign, to encourage members of churches across Britain to see donation as part of their generosity.
16 July 2013
Transforming more than 1,300 lives by achieving a 50% increase in deceased organ donation, a further reduction in the cost of blood and maintaining a safe and stable supply of blood to hospitals in England and north Wales during the Olympic and Paralympic Games were just three of the achievements delivered by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) last year.
15 July 2013
NHSBT continued to be recognised for its work maintaining blood stocks during last year's summer of sports activity at the Communiqué Awards 2013.
13 July 2013
Anna Soubry MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Department of Health.
12 July 2013
All four UK Health Ministers have shown their continued support for the Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 UK Strategy by issuing press releases, attending events and posting personal messages as part of Transplant Week 2013.
11 July 2013
A strategy to achieve world class performance in organ donation and transplantation - Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 - a UK Strategy - is launched today with the backing of the four UK health ministers.
10 July 2013
Blood donors who are O Rh negative (O-) and B Rh negative (B-) are being asked to come forward now to give blood in England and North Wales.
09 July 2013
NHSBT are seeking two new Non-Executive Directors - one Non-Executive Director will require experience as a transplant surgeon with sufficient time to devote to a corporate role.
08 July 2013
Asda has announced a major new life saving partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to support this year's National Transplant Week (8th - 14th July).
07 July 2013
Last year there were 1,212 people who donated their organs after their death, but of those just 56 were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
06 July 2013
To mark the start of this year's National Transplant Week (July 8-14), some of the UK's best known communicators are showing the public how important and easy it is to let those closest to them know that they want to be an organ donor.
03 July 2013
The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on July 2nd 2013. The Welsh Government plan to bring this new law fully into effect in 2015.
24 June 2013
A big thank you has been issued to donors, supporters and the media after National Blood Week 2013 easily exceeded its targets.
17 June 2013
The Sickle Cell Society and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have joined forces to call for more blood donors from the black community ahead of World Sickle Cell Day.
13 June 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is working with Paramount Pictures in advance of the release of the much-anticipated film, World War Z to encourage young adults to become blood donors.
11 June 2013
Bowie-inspired poster appeals for donors to ‘come back’ during National Blood Week (10-16 June 2013).
10 June 2013
Seven out of ten 16-21 year olds* want to know more about the blood donation process before deciding whether or not to donate NHS Blood and Transplant said today as it launches National Blood Week 2013.
31 May 2013
John Pattullo has been named as the new chairman of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
24 May 2013
Blood is a precious resource. The UK has a safe and sufficient blood supply and NHS Blood and Transplant collects, tests, processes and supplies nearly 2 million units of blood each year, to meet the needs of hospitals and patients in England and North Wales.
14 May 2013
The first ever Faith and Organ Donation Summit has brought together high profile faith leaders, community representatives and health professionals from six of the major religions in the UK.
12 May 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant received more plaudits for the "Perfect Storm" campaign at the Drum Marketing Awards 2013, which took place on Thursday 9 May.
11 May 2013
Patients are experiencing the benefits of a life-enhancing treatment close to home as NHS Blood and Transplant and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has made Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) therapy available in Bristol.
10 May 2013
The results of the ‘Trial of prophylactic v. no prophylactic platelet transfusions’ known as the TOPPS trial have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Vol 368 No 19).
04 May 2013
Manchester City Council has joined forces with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to encourage more people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and give blood.
03 May 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant's Blood Donation Facebook page today soared past the milestone of 250,000 fans, making it the largest following for a blood donation page in the world.
02 May 2013
Everything we do, every decision we make at every level will continue to be carried out with the highest standards of care, expertise and quality.
29 April 2013
The Northern Ireland Health Minister, Edwin Poots, paid a visit to our specialist nurses in organ donation recently to thank them for all their hard work in increasing deceased organ donation.
27 April 2013
Use of a new standardised blood pack has been agreed by a collaborative of six countries which will allow the participating blood services to benefit from the scale generated by collaborative procurement and significantly reduced costs.
26 April 2013
An extra £4m will be invested in NHS stem cell services in a bid to save up to 200 lives, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today.
16 April 2013
Lynda Hamlyn, the Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant has written a letter to all NHS Chief Executives and Medical Directors thanking their staff for helping to achieve a 50% increase in organ donation by 2013.
15 March 2013
A paper, co-written by NHS Blood and Transplant medical experts, has been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to highlight the errors associated with the use of anti-D immunoglobulin in RhD negative women and the effect this is having on their unborn babies.
11 April 2013
More than 3,100 lives were transformed by deceased donors in the last 12 months as the NHS hit the 50% increase in deceased organ donation, the challenge set by the Organ Donation Taskforce in 2008.
07 April 2013
Researchers have uncovered the gene at the root of a human blood group that has remained a mystery for the past 60 years. They showed that a genetic deletion on this gene is responsible for the lack of this blood group in some people.
26 March 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant welcomed Scotland's Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson, to its Board meeting in Edinburgh on 23-24 March.
06 March 2013
A pilot scheme to transform the way blood stocks are maintained and delivered in hospitals is now fully functioning at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
20 February 2013
ITV's awareness raising campaign for organ donation, From The Heart, drove a record number of responses to the NHS Organ Donor Register online on February 13th, with 48,000 people applying to join the register in one day.
13 February 2013
Two reports published today by the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance (NBTA) show that donors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME) must urgently come forward if the prospects for those requiring transplants are to improve.
28 January 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and creative agency KORE, have joined forces to promote fleshandblood, a campaign to mobilise the Christian Church to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK.
03 January 2013
Blood donors who are O Rh negative (O-) are being asked to come forward to give blood now following the festive period.
14 December 2012
As the organ donation organisation for the UK, NHSBT is responsible for developing and implementing policy to select of patients for organ transplant and allocate organs donated by deceased donors.
06 December 2012
NHSBT's research scientists have helped to identify genes that control red blood cell production and function.
30 November 2012
The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint a Non Executive Director to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). Appointments of this nature are regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.
28 November 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has won a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) award for its Operational Improvement Programme (OIP) which enabled the NHS to release £10 million a year back into front-line services.
09 November 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has today released feedback on a written engagement exercise which will, alongside a wider programme of stakeholder engagement, inform their plans for a new organ donation strategy.
8th November, 2012
A pilot scheme which could transform the way blood stocks are maintained and delivered in hospitals is being launched at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) today.
07 November 2012
Hollyoaks stars and designer Wayne Hemingway are supporting NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in their appeal to recruit vital new blood donors.
02 November 2012
Patients from across the North West will benefit from a new unit, offering a specialist therapy, Extracorporal Photopheresis.
23 October 2012
NHSBT and Anthony Nolan work closely together to increase the number of lives saved though stem cell donation. The partnership was recently highly commended in the Third Sector awards public sector partnership category.
18 October 2012
Our Specialist Therapeutic Service delivers a range of life-enhancing and life-saving therapeutic apheresis treatments for patients.
04 October 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant has issued an urgent appeal today for O Rh negative and B Rh negative donors to give blood now. Stocks of blood groups O Rh negative and B Rh negative still haven't recovered, from a fall in collections during last week's bad weather.
03 October 2012
Plans to prepare for an all Wales Blood Service have been agreed Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales, told NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) at its Board meeting in Cardiff on 27 September.
24 September 2012
Donors are being invited to take part in a ground-breaking study (INTERVAL) which could shape the future of blood donation nationally and internationally, providing a personalised service for donors.
17 September 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant publishes its Research and Development Triennial Report 2009-2012 today.
30 August 2012
NHSBT has encouraged, supported and promoted non-directed altruistic donation since it was made possible through the Human Tissue Acts.
23 August 2012
In a record-breaking year, 3,960 transplants were carried out in the UK in 2011/12, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) announced today.
14 August 2012
Following recent comment, we would like to make it clear that there are no plans to privatise NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).
01 August 2012
A pilot scheme which could transform the way blood is delivered and used in hospitals is being launched today.
24 July 2012
Nearly half a million donors help build blood stocks to 30% higher level to prepare for the Games.
18 July 2012
NHSBT and Dudley Council have signed up to a potentially life saving partnership aimed at encouraging more people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and give blood.
17 July 2012
An endorsement by the Department of Health’s Commercial Review, a continuing increase in organ donors and transplants and a commitment to the development of an Integrated Transfusion Service are some of the notable achievements during the past year.
11 July 2012
Music is the key to a new partnership being launched this week between NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF), aimed at increasing numbers on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).
09 July 2012
New figures released today to mark National Transplant Week show family support for organ donation more than doubles when people know about their loved one’s wishes.
03 July 2012
The winners of a film competition to mark National Transplant Week (9-15 July) and raise awareness of the importance of organ donation were announced today.
18 June 2012
"We must act now to reduce blood use in hospitals" Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director, and leading international experts told an audience of transfusion practitioners and patient representatives in London today (Monday 18 June).
14 June 2012
Demand for universal blood type O- expected to be at least 70% higher than donations being made during the games.
11 June 2012
National blood stocks have fallen by 7% over the jubilee weekend according to latest figures from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) which today launches its annual awareness campaign, National Blood Week, to urge the public to donate blood.
01 June 2012
The permanent exclusion of men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood has changed to a 12 month fixed period deferral from the latest relevant sexual contact in November 2011 following an evidence based review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).
01 June 2012
In the UK there are four Blood Services which operate well established nationally managed blood collection programmes of non-remunerated voluntary blood donation.
20 May 2012
Eight celebrities, each representing one of the major blood groups, are supporting NHS Blood and Transplant's campaign to increase blood stocks this summer.
11 May 2012
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is set to help people across the UK and internationally who need a life-saving blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
01 May 2012
A new collaboration to help boost the number of people on the Organ Donor Register was announced today by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Facebook.
26 April 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) today launched an appeal for donors to help boost stocks to 30% above usual levels by the start of the Olympic Games in July.
23 April 2012
Film competition to encourage public to pass on the message about organ donation.
18 April 2012
The Transport Services Department of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) recently scooped yet another Fleet News award at a prestigious ceremony in London.
17 April 2012
Delivering a world class service that saves and improves more lives every day is the priority NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has set out in its Strategic Plan 2012-2017 published today.
02 April 2012
"Saving more lives is the priority", Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities, told the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Board who met in Edinburgh on Thursday 29 March.
30 March 2012
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have been informed by the manufacturer that Viacom, a perfusion fluid used during abdominal organ donation, has been recalled.
10 March 2012
The first NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) National Organ Donation Congress will bring together world experts to discuss advances in the field of organ donation
09 March 2012
Faith leaders from all the major UK religions came together today (8 March 2012) for the first time to promote organ donation.
01 March 2012
Leading stem cell transplant specialists from across the globe gathered in London on Thursday 23 February to discuss the latest advances in alternative donor approaches with UK physicians and other health professionals.
15 February 2012
Sally Johnson, NHSBT's Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, was a guest on BBC Radio 4's consumer affairs programme You and Yours on 14th February 2012.
13 February 2012
Dr Paul Murphy, a consultant in intensive care and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), said:
24 January 2012
Plans aimed at transforming more lives through living kidney donation and transplantation are to be revealed
19 January 2012
A new cord blood donation centre in the heart of London is off to a flying start with over 140 mothers giving potentially life-saving umbilical cord blood since the unit opened in November 2011.
13 January 2012
We are incredibly grateful to all our donors and we want them to give blood whenever they can. However, we have to observe very stringent rules on hygiene in order to ensure both the safety of our donors and the safety of those who receive blood
12 January 2012
Speaking about the appointment of Richard Archer as the Interim Implementation Manager for the development of the Cell Therapy Catapult Centre, Clive Ronaldson, Director of Patient Services at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said:
10 January 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has paid tribute to Patrick Mollison CBE, a pioneer of blood transfusion during the Second World War, who has died at the age of 97.
09 January 2012
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is pleased to announce that Mr Roy Griffins has been confirmed as Non Executive Director of NHS Blood and Transplant, by the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley.
03 January 2012
Blood for soldiers in Afghanistan, scientific advances in transfusion and transplantation and campaigns to recruit more donors are a few of NHSBT's life saving activities that have been recognised in 2011 through a range of awards.
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