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23 July 2021

Millie Banerjee to step down as NHS Blood and Transplant chair

Following four years as chair of NHS Blood and Transplant, Millie Banerjee has confirmed her intention to step down on 6 August 2021.

21 July 2021

First plasma appeal over shortfall in donors following 20 year gap in donation

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has launched its first campaign for people to donate plasma for medicines.

21 July 2021

HRH The Princess Royal opens new world class blood centre in Barnsley

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened the new NHS Blood and Transplant Blood Centre in Barnsley.

15 July 2021

Organ donation achieved three quarters of its normal activity last year despite global pandemic

Despite the strains that Covid-19 put on the NHS over the last year, 3,391 people in the UK had their lives saved thanks to the generosity of 1,180 people donating their organs after death.

05 July 2021

NHSBT Business Plan launches

2021/22 will represent a year of recovery for NHSBT, as well as an opportunity to lock in positive change, and build equity and innovation into our culture and services.

01 July 2021

Summer plasma campaign to launch in July

The campaign, which launches on 21 July, will highlight the number of donors needed over the summer to meet targets.

30 June 2021

Chief Nursing Officer’s Award for Catherine Howell

NHSBT Chief Nurse Catherine Howell has been awarded a Chief Nursing Officer’s Award for outstanding contribution to patient care throughout her career.

28 June 2021

BloodCounts! Consortium with NHSBT scientist wins Trinity Challenge Prize for breakthrough in infectious disease detection

A novel tool that uses AI to detect new disease outbreaks sooner, that was first developed by an NHSBT scientist and his colleague at the University of Cambridge, has today been awarded a substantial funding prize by the Trinity Challenge.

18 June 2021

British Asian Artists sing out for more people to be a ‘Hero’ in new organ donation appeal

British Asian music artists have recorded a new version of the song ‘Hero’ as part of an urgent call for members of the British South Asian community to pledge their support for organ donation and potentially save lives.

16 June 2021

Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Donation Champions

Three tireless campaigners have been awarded Honours in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List.

15 June 2021

Jason Manford donates plasma for lifesaving medicines on World Blood Donor Day

The comedian Jason Manford made his first lifesaving donation of plasma for medicines at the Bolton donor centre, inspired by his mum Sharon who is a new recruit at the site.

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