NHSBT News Articles

May 2017

Response to Manchester incident

25 May 2017

Statement from Mike Stredder, Director of Blood donation

April 2017

Millie Banerjee appointed as Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant

24 March 2017

Millie Banerjee has been appointed as Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant for four years from 1 June 2017

March 2017

Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

24 March 2017

Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.

Waiting time to kidney transplant down 18% but shortage of donors still costing lives

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.

NHS initiative drives blood and organ donation in Hillingdon

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.

February 2017

Would you give a kidney, rather than your heart, this Valentine's Day?

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.

December 2016

Parents share heartfelt letter honouring baby son who gave life through organ donation

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

Change to NHSBT pricing of products in 2017/18 and introduction of universal screening for Hepatitis E

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.

Lord Jonathan Oates appointed as a non-executive director to NHS Blood and Transplant

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.

Faffing can be fatal, loafing can be lethal

06 December 2016

Public urged: What are you waiting for - take a few minutes this Christmas to join the NHS Organ Donor Register

November 2016

NHS Blood and Transplant donate bloodmobile to Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Health

23 November 2016

On Wednesday 23 November NHS Blood and Transplant will donate a decommissioned bloodmobile to Antigua and Barbuda.

Landmark project shows heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis risk raised by genetic changes in blood cells

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.

Funding announced to encourage living donation within BAME communities

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.

October 2016

Statement: Star line up call on the black and Asian community to #Represent

27 October 2016

MOBO partners with NHS Blood and Transplant to launch celebrity-fronted campaign to recruit a new generation of blood donors

Statement: Missing Type campaign inspires 24,000 new 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.

Statement: Contributions invited to help review the strategy to change public behaviour to increase organ donation

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?

Royal Shakespeare Company actors back campaign for new blood donors

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.

September 2016

NHS Blood and Transplant celebrates lifesaving stem cell donors and transplants'

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.

Department of Health publishes Triennial Review into NHS Blood and Transplant

15 September 2016

The Department of Health has completed its Triennial Review of NHS Blood and Transplant, and today published the associated review report.

Families need to talk about organ donation, to give thousands waiting the chance of a 'new beginning'

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

Highest number of organ transplants ever across UK, but many families still say no to 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.

August 2016

NHS Blood and Transplant leads global campaign for blood donors of the future

16 August 2016

NHS Blood and Transplant is leading a global Missing Type campaign to reverse a decline in new blood donors.

June 2016

Faster, better, cheaper tests for blood disease - First NIHR BioResource genome sequencing successes

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.

May 2016

Report reveals 'unfair survival odds' for BAME blood cancer patients due to lack of donor diversity

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant strategic plan 2016-21

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.

April 2016

NHS Blood and Transplant's Aaron Powell recognised as an expert in his field

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).

First steps in process for the manufacture of platelets for transfusion

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.

March 2016

Statement: Recruiting Donors to the BBMR - changes effective 1st April 2016

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.

More than 900 children have had to wait for a kidney transplant in the last decade

10 March 2016

Sadly 16 patients under 18 have died in the last 10 years before receiving the kidney they desperately needed.

Statement on media coverage about organ donation and women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Medical and Research Director

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.

'Operation Donation' hits shopping centres to create a 'buzz' in support of organ donation

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?

February 2016

Teen understanding and awareness of organ donation is vital to tackling a shortage of organ donors

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.

Two new Non-Executive Directors appointed to NHSBT Board

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.

Statement: NHS Blood and Transplant response to the Zika virus

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.

Emergency blood transfusions for major trauma need to be more rapid and consistent

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.

One million people now registered with one of the world's largest online blood donation appointment booking services

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.

January 2016

First NHS hand transplants to be performed this year

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.

Detailed blood testing for patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia

22 January 2016

Patients with blood disorders can now get detailed blood group typing to enable better matched and potentially safer transfusions.

Merseyside and North West Hospitals leading the way in saving eyesight through cornea donation

18 January 2016

Hospitals in Merseyside and the North West are to help address an urgent need for more eye donors in the UK.

Families saying no to donation results in missed transplant opportunities for UK patients

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.

December 2015

Tinder joins forces with the NHS to raise awareness among young people of the importance of organ donation

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.

Landmark day for organ donation law in Wales - soft 'opt-out' system comes into force

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.

November 2015

Official opening for specialist blood treatment centre for rare disorders

20 November 2015

AN NHS Blood and Transplant centre offering lifesaving and enhancing therapies for people with rare blood disorders has been officially opened.

NHS Blood and Transplant reveals nearly 49,000 people in the UK have had to wait for a transplant in the last decade

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.

Statement: NICE has today issued updated guidance on blood transfusions

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".

UNISON in partnership with NHS to boost blood and organ donation

10 November 2015

UNISON today (Monday) became the first union to partner with the NHS to promote awareness of blood and organ donation.

October 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Blood Manufacturing and Logistics Director

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant growing stem cells for ground breaking diabetes treatment

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.

First UK stem cell donation typed by Next Generation Sequencing provided by NHS Blood and Transplant

06 October 2015

More lives could be saved through reduced donor selection time

Department of Health recruit NHSBT Non-Executive Directors

02 October 2015

The Department of Health is recruiting two Non-Executive Directors for NHSBT.

September 2015

Less than 3% of people support England in a way that really matters - by giving blood

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

Patients to benefit from new £3M Blood and Transplant Research Unit

11 September 2015

NIHR Unit will cement Bristol's reputation as world-leader in blood research.

Research into Alzheimer's disease pathology published in Nature

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.

National Transplant Week

07 September 2015

Nation urged to break silence on organ donation and Say Yes I Donate this National Transplant Week (7th - 13th September 2015)

August 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints first Chief Digital Officer

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.

July 2015

Call for everyone in the UK to discuss organ donation as the number of deceased organ donors in the UK drops for the first time in more than a decade

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.

Research published in The Lancet shows NHS could save blood and money

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant launches new Organ Donor Register

09 July 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant, in collaboration with the four UK Governments, has today launched the new NHS Organ Donor Register.

June 2015

Department of Health announce Triennial Review of NHSBT

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.

In-man trials of manufactured blood within two years

25 June 2015

LAB produced red blood cells are set to be transfused into humans by 2017, NHS Blood and Transplant announces.

"State of the art" blood treatment centre officially opened as number of patients treated rises

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.

Public Health Minister supports National Blood Week

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant sets out plan to save the NHS an additional £3 million a year by cutting the price of blood

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints Blood Donation Director

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.

May 2015

Review Report makes recommendations to future proof the National Organ Retrieval Service

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.

March 2015

Working group taking forward review into use of ante-mortem interventions in potential DCD donors

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

NHS Blood and Transplant Statement in response to the Penrose Public Inquiry Final Report

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant and Anthony Nolan welcome funding to help save and improve lives through stem cell transplantation

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.

Statement on NHSBT response to the coroner's report following the Cardiff inquest

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.

World Kidney Day - NHS Blood and Transplant announces innovative 3-for-1 living donor transplant scheme

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.

Minister for Health visits North London blood bank to launch innovative Blood 2020 strategy

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.

February 2015

Memorandum of Understanding between NHS Blood and Transplant and the MOHAN Foundation

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.

Sign for Life - football clubs support new organ donation campaign

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant first in UK to use Next Generation Sequencing for HLA typing bone marrow donors for the British Bone Marrow Registry

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.

January 2015

Successful organ donation from a newborn baby in the UK reported

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.

December 2014

The Christmas List we can't forget: sign up and save lives

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant statement about inquest into deaths of two transplant recipients after kidney transplant from the same donor

4 December 2014

The inquest into the sad deaths of Mr Stuart and Mr Hughes concluded today in Cardiff.

November 2014

Sad case of the deaths of two transplant recipients following a kidney transplant from the same donor

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.

National Institute for Health Research announces £12.1 million funding for Blood and Transplant Research Units

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).

New National Information Board framework

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.

This Christmas give blood: the gift only you can give

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.

Transport for London joins Government drive for more organ donors

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

October 2014

Organ donation is a "testimony of love" say Pope

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.

Baking sensation Mich Turner joins local students to promote blood donation to Bristol residents

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.

September 2014

Analysis of incidents highlights need for a redesign of the transfusion process

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.

Catch the first episode of The Human Tissue Squad on BBC iPlayer

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.

August 2014

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

New UK strategy to match world class performance in Living Donation Kidney Transplantation

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

July 2014

Scottish Independence Referendum 2014

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.

This year's National Transplant Week heralds another record year for organ transplantation

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.

Boris backs campaign to reduce waits for life-saving transplants

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.

Boots UK backs National Transplant Week

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.

Cathedral wrapped in giant ribbon to mark National Transplant Week

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.

Katie Piper, Beth Tweddle, David Harewood, Wil Johnson and Ruth Langsford urge people to spell out their organ donation decision

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.

June 2014

Bigger and better specialist unit for patients

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).

Women's Institute vote in favour of organ donation campaign

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant issues team 'call up' for new blood donors

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.

May 2014

New partnership will encourage more Bristol people to save lives through organ and blood donation

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...

NHS Blood and Transplant join forces with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in drive for more blood and organ donors

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.

Give blood and be part of the Greatest Team in the World

20 May 2014

Adrian Chiles and Lee Dixon recreate iconic football images to encourage people to donate blood this summer

Donors with a high BMI can still be lifesavers: new research shows

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.

Embarassing Bodies demystifies blood donation process

7 May 2014

Popular Channel 4 programme, Embarrassing Bodies, featured Dr Pixie donating blood live on the programme on Tuesday 6 May.

NHSBT tackles consent rates in order to rival the deceased organ donation records of the best countries in the world

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.

NHSBT continues its support for an all Wales blood service

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.

NHSBT publishes Strategic Plan

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.

April 2014

New chief executive for NHS Blood and Transplant

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.

March 2014

Transplant and donor disparity for BAME communities

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.

UK Stem Cells 'can help British blood cancer patients win the race against time'

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

Lynda Hamlyn writes about transformational change with Health Service Journal

5 March 2014

NHSBT Chief Executive Lynda Hamlyn shares her views and experience of delivering transformational change in healthcare with the Health Service Journal.

2013 sees highest number of people in the UK donating their organs after death

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.

February 2014

Public spaces 'yarnbombed' to remind people: Blood doesn't grow on trees!

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.

National Institute for Health Research to fund world-class Blood and Transplant Research Units

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.

January 2014

Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK - The Last Decade

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.

Chief Executive Lynda Hamlyn receives New Year's Honour

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.

December 2013

NHSBT seeks Lay Members in Organ Donation and Transplantation

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.

Ideal World TV supports NHS Blood and Transplant's call for blood donations over the festive period

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

All I want for Christmas is... Blood

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.

All major UK faiths come together to promote new organ donation strategy

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.

Chief Executive Lynda Hamlyn announces she will retire next year

03 December 2013

Lynda Hamlyn, NHSBT’s Chief Executive, has announced her decision to retire next summer.

November 2013

Blood Donors to Get a New Online Experience

26 November 2013

A new-look blood donor website has been launched to give online users a whole new experience at blood.co.uk

Lynda Hamlyn wins Chief Executive of the Year at the 2013 HSJ Awards

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.

October 2013

Members of the Sikh community urged to register as organ donors

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant holds second National Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress

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.

25th anniversary of Steve Mills Stem Cell Laboratory

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.

Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland publishes organ donation survey findings

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.

Department of Health appoints two new Non-Executive Directors to NHS Blood and Transplant Board

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.

New Training Tools Launched by NHS Blood and Transplant To Increase Consent Rates for Organ Donation

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.

Launch of online database showcasing best practice for blood transfusion

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.

HSJ Efficiency Awards - Efficiency in pathology services 2013

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'.

300,000 fans for Blood Donation Facebook page

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.

UK Blood Donor Survey Launched

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.

September 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant holds second National Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress

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.

NHSBT campaign wins top awards for blood stockbuild over summer of 2012

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.

Partnership offers new hope for blood cancer patients

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.

A new award will honour organ donors who have saved lives and given hope

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

August 2013

Another record year for organ transplantation - but urgent action needed to save more lives

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.

Welsh Government publish fact sheets about Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill

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.

July 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant response to Holby City episode on 30 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.

Council joins drive for more blood and organ donors

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.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury encourages donation through poetry

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.

NHSBT 2012-13 sees more lives saved and improved

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.

Communiqué award success for NHSBT

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.

Ministerial support for NHSBT

13 July 2013

Anna Soubry MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Department of Health.

Support for UK donation and transplantation strategy

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.

New UK strategy to match world class performance in Organ Donation and Transplantation

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant makes special appeal to O- and B- blood donors

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.

NHSBT Non-Executive Director vacancies

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.

Asda announces new partnership to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation

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).

Two thirds of families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities refuse to donate their loved one's organs

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.

Richard Branson, Homeland's David Harewood, news presenter Kay Burley and Emmerdale's Wil Johnson urge people to pass on their organ donation wishes

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.

Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill passed

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.

June 2013

Thank you as National Blood Week 2013 smashes targets!

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.

Appeal for more black blood donors ahead of World Sickle Cell Day.

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant links up with Paramount Pictures to promote blood donation

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.

Blood Donors Can Be Heroes, For More Than One Day

11 June 2013

Bowie-inspired poster appeals for donors to ‘come back’ during National Blood Week (10-16 June 2013).

‘Know Blood, Give Blood’ for National Blood Week 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.

May 2013

New Chairman for NHS Blood and Transplant

31 May 2013

John Pattullo has been named as the new chairman of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.

The challenge of matching supply with demand

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.

Faith leaders come together to discuss new ways of promoting organ donation within their communities

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.

NHSBT campaign wins marketing award for 'Perfect Storm' campaign

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.

Specialist Unit for South West

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.

TOPPS trial paper published in NEJM

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).

Council joins drive for more blood and organ donors

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.

250,000 fans for Blood Donation Facebook page

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant sets out ambitious plans for the next five years

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.

April 2013

Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots visits specialist nursing team

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant lead ambitious European project to procure new blood pack

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.

Department of Health multi-million pound boost for NHS stem cell services

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant thanks NHS for its work in increasing deceased organ donation

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.

SHOT study reveals persistent clinical errors are reducing the success of anti-D prophylaxis in preventing Rhesus Disease

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.

NHS achieves ground breaking 50% increase in deceased organ donors

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.

Final chapter to 60 year old blood group mystery

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.

March 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant Board meets in Scotland

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant pilot at Royal Bournemouth Hospital is now running 24/7

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.

February 2013

From The Heart: Record numbers join the NHS Organ Donation Register

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.

Urgent Action Needed As Reports Highlight Black And Minority Ethnic Donation 'Gap'

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.

January 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant partners with Christian churches for fleshandblood campaign

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.

NHSBT makes urgent appeal to O- blood donors

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.

December 2012

Clinical advice for organ transplantation and donation

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.

A leap forward for red blood cell formation

06 December 2012

NHSBT's research scientists have helped to identify genes that control red blood cell production and function.

November 2012

Department of Health seeks Non Executive Director of NHS Blood and Transplant

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant wins HSJ Quality and Productivity award

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.

Online questionnaire on organ donation results released

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant pilot scheme comes to Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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.

Hollyoaks stars launch appeal for new blood donors

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.

Specialist Unit for North West patients

02 November 2012

Patients from across the North West will benefit from a new unit, offering a specialist therapy, Extracorporal Photopheresis.

October 2012

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) congratulates Anthony Nolan on winning the Charity Times Charity of the Year award

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.

Care Quality Commission Inspection Outcomes

18 October 2012

Our Specialist Therapeutic Service delivers a range of life-enhancing and life-saving therapeutic apheresis treatments for patients.

NHSBT in urgent appeal for O Rh neg and B Rh neg donors as stocks continue to fall

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.

Health Minister sets out agenda for NHS Blood and Transplant in Wales

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.

September 2012

INTERVAL study is a world-first for blood donors

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.

Research makes significant contributions to patient and donor health

17 September 2012

NHS Blood and Transplant publishes its Research and Development Triennial Report 2009-2012 today.

August 2012

NHSBT statement in response to ITV Tonight documentary, 'The Kindness of Strangers'

30 August 2012

NHSBT has encouraged, supported and promoted non-directed altruistic donation since it was made possible through the Human Tissue Acts.

Record number of organ transplants continues

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.

Response to comments about privatisation of NHSBT

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).

Pilot scheme to improve the supply of blood to patients

01 August 2012

A pilot scheme which could transform the way blood is delivered and used in hospitals is being launched today.

July 2012

Team Give Blood Olympic appeal a success!

24 July 2012

Nearly half a million donors help build blood stocks to 30% higher level to prepare for the Games.

Council joins drive for more blood and organ donors

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.

NHSBT Annual Review 2011-12 sees continued improvements

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.

Music charity partnership launched to reach new audiences during National Transplant Week

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).

Family Support For Organ Donation Doubles When Wishes Are Known, Pass It On

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.

Winners of National Transplant Week film competition 2012 announced

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.

June 2012

Action needed to reduce blood usage

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).

2.38m people with 'super blood' asked to donate ahead of the Olympics

14 June 2012

Demand for universal blood type O- expected to be at least 70% higher than donations being made during the games.

7% decline in blood stocks after jubilee celebrations

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.

Deferral of Men who have Sex with Men from Blood Donation

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).

UK Blood Services joint statement on blood safety

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.

May 2012

Celebrities back campaign to boost blood stocks for 2012

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.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals joins forces with NHS Blood and Transplant in the fight against blood cancers

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.

NHSBT and Facebook use the power of sharing to boost organ donation

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.

April 2012

30% Boost to Summer Blood Stocks Needed Ahead of 2012 Events

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.

Budding filmmakers sought for launch of National Transplant Week 2012

23 April 2012

Film competition to encourage public to pass on the message about organ donation.

NHSBT drives away with cost saving award

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.

Planning to deliver a world class service

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.

Saving more lives is the priority, at Board Meeting in Scotland

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.

March 2012

Viaspan product recall

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.

Experts meet to discuss ways to release more donated organs for life-saving transplants

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

Faith Leaders In Unity To Launch Organ Donation And Religion Resources

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.

International symposium on advances in stem cell transplantation

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.

February 2012

NHSBT's Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, joins discussion on Radio 4's 'You and Yours'

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.

NHSBT response to BMA report - What next for organ donation policy in the UK?

13 February 2012

Dr Paul Murphy, a consultant in intensive care and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), said:

January 2012

Plans unveiled for increasing living kidney transplantation

24 January 2012

Plans aimed at transforming more lives through living kidney donation and transplantation are to be revealed

Health Minister praises success of a new cord blood collection unit

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.

Cleanliness standard on blood donor sessions

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

Appointment of Interim Implementation Manager for the development of the Cell Therapy Catapult Centre

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:

Tribute to Patrick Mollison

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.

New Non-Executive Director appointment at NHS Blood and Transplant

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.

NHS Blood and Transplant recognised for life-saving work

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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