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25 October 2023

Increased proportion of people from ethnic minority backgrounds show their support for organ donation

A new report published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that an increased proportion of potential organ donors of Black and Asian heritage are showing their support by registering their decision to be a donor on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

24 October 2023

First patient has new cutting-edge therapy for cancer patients

Oxford University Hospitals is now a highly specialised NHS centre offering CAR-T therapies to people with cancer, after NHS England expanded access to the potentially life-saving treatment.

12 October 2023

Annual safety report shows no impact on safety since more gay and bisexual man were able to donate blood

The annual blood safety report shows no impact on blood safety since a more individualised assessment allowed more gay and bisexual men to donate blood.

11 October 2023

Urgent call for young Black and Asian men to register as stem cell donors

This Stem Cell awareness day, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging young Black African, Black Caribbean, and Asian men to register as lifesaving stem cell donors.

22 September 2023

NHS and Government take steps to boost Organ donation registrations

Plans announced to introduce organ donation registration option to passport applications.

19 July 2023

NHS will get better blood and organ matching data from Our Future Health partnership

Donors are being invited to give a blood sample to Our Future Health, which aims to transform the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

12 July 2023

Organ donation and transplant rates continue to recover, but opportunities for transplant still being missed

Latest annual figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant show that last year, there was a 5% increase in the number of patients whose lives were saved or improved through an organ transplant

26 June 2023

Ban lifted on use of UK plasma to manufacture life-saving albumin treatments

Leading scientists at the independent Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) have confirmed that albumin, a critically important medicine for the NHS, can now be safely derived from UK plasma donors.

12 June 2023

Black heritage donors giving blood in record numbers

More people than ever before of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage are saving lives by giving blood.

02 June 2023

'Dáithí’s Law’ comes into effect in Northern Ireland

As of 1 June, all adults in Northern Ireland will now be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.

23 May 2023

World-First NHS Test To Curb Transfusion Side-effects For Thousands with Inherited Blood Disorders

The NHS is set to introduce a new genetic blood-matching test for thousands living with sickle-cell disease or thalassaemia that could reduce some of the side-effects of transfusion treatments.

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