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13 June 2018

Busiest blood centre closing for refurbishment to collect up to 20,000 more donations a year from Londoners

During autumn 2018 NHS Blood and Transplant will be expanding and modernising its flagship West End Blood Donation Centre to provide donors with a better experience.

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12 June 2018

Paul Ince calls for more men to support England in a way that really matters – by giving blood

As the nation gears up to support the England football team in the World Cup, legendary ex-England footballer Paul Ince joins NHS Blood and Transplant to highlight the need for 25,000 new male blood donors.

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11 June 2018

NHSBT Director, Sally Johnson, receives OBE

Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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30 April 2018

Scientists use gene editing to improve red blood cell transfusion compatibility

Scientists at the University of Bristol have succeeded in generating laboratory made red blood cells with rare blood group types that could one day be used to help patients that cannot be matched with donor blood.

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13 April 2018

See B Positive perform Rise Up and join our lifesaving donors

The B Positive Choir was created by NHS Blood and Transplant to raise awareness of blood donation and we are spreading our message by competing on Britain’s Got Talent.

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15 March 2018

Help avoid a double dip in blood donations this Easter as NHSBT currently has only 3.5 days stock

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors to help prevent a double dip in blood donations by making and keeping their appointments to give blood in the run up to Easter

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10 April 2018

Record number of organ donors and highest increase in 28 years

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life.

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09 March 2018

Leukaemia patient received lifesaving transplant thanks to selfless NHSBT staff who battled through the bad weather to deliver stem cells

Geoff White and Sue Bartlett drove three hours from Southampton to deliver cells

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23 February 2018

Teachers can give pupils a voice on the organ donation ‘opt out’ consultation after surge in interest

Teachers are being urged to use organ donation teaching resources to help pupils contribute to the Government’s consultation into an ‘opt out’ organ donation system

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19 February 2018

NHSBT assistant director guest curating @NHS

From 19th February until 23rd February, Anthony Clarkson - the Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Nursing - will be guest editing the account.

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07 February 2018

Please give your loved one an organ donor card this Valentine’s Day

In a twist on traditional cards exchanged by couples on Valentine’s Day, Moonpig has launched a limited-edition range of cards with the potential to save lives.

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