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Friday 20 November marks six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.
NHS Blood and Transplant has opened the doors of its new plasma donation centre at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and has issued an urgent call to anyone who has had COVID-19 to register as a donor.
To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, we have joined forces with the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group to introduce a national arts competition promoting organ donation as part of the festivities.
Nominations for the 2021 awards recognising excellence in organ and tissue donation and transplantation are open until 14th December.
New figures show the rising need for people who have had COVID to donate blood plasma.
The first person to receive blood plasma in the NHS Blood and Transplant COVID-19 treatment trial has given an emotional thank you to the donor who may have helped save her life.
A COVID survivor has become the first person in England to receive convalescent plasma treatment and then donate convalescent plasma himself.
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
NHS Blood and Transplant is (NHSBT) opening 14 more blood plasma donation centres to urgently collect plasma for COVID-19 treatment trials and potential general use in hospitals.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Liverpool and Merseyside who’ve had coronavirus during the current lockdown to register as blood plasma donors.
NHS Blood and Transplant Women’s Network is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on 13 October 2020 and we invite you to join us.
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