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22 November 2018

Response to Wales achieving highest organ donation consent rates across the UK

New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).

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13 November 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Chief Executive

NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to confirm the appointment of Betsy Bassis as its new Chief Executive.

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13 November 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant collaborates on pioneering new plasma filter project

We have embarked on a three-year project to produce a universal plasma filtration system that will mean patients who need transfusions won’t have to wait for blood-matched plasma.

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12 November 2018

Talk about organ donation and help to save lives this Inter Faith Week

This Inter Faith Week (11-18 November)1 NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people across the different faiths to help dispel myths and misconceptions by talking about organ donation.

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02 November 2018

Platelet transfusion study identifies a change that could improve outcomes for some premature babies

Fewer platelet transfusions will prevent death or major bleeding in 7 out of 100 premature neonates with severe thrombocytopenia.

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24 October 2018

New blood donor centre opens in Leicester with an appeal for 5,900 donors

NHS Blood and Transplant has opened a new and improved new blood donor centre in Leicester with an urgent appeal for more than 5,900 new blood donors by 2020.

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24 October 2018

Health minister to work with MPs to stamp out organ shortages in BAME communities

Jackie Doyle Price calls on MPs to champion organ donation in their constituencies and challenge perceived risks and myths.

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17 October 2018

Shock horror: Blood donation among top fears of 18-24 year olds

NHS Blood and Transplant and ITV2 join forces to appeal for young blood donors through a Halloween campaign.

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11 October 2018

Cornea donation plea on World Sight Day

NHS Blood and Transplant reveals this World Sight Day (October 11) that its eye banks are 19% below the level needed to supply hospitals and are asking people to think about donating their corneas.

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08 October 2018

Call for black donors to join the growing numbers saving lives this Black History Month

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.

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28 September 2018

Patients with certain blood groups wait much longer for heart transplants

People with Group O blood wait longer for a heart transplant than those with other blood groups, data published in NHS Blood and Transplant’s annual report into Cardiothoracic Organ Donation and Transplantation shows.

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