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05 August 2022

Commonwealth countries unite to increase organ donation and tackle health inequalities

43 Commonwealth countries and 19 national and international organisations have come together to share expertise in organ donation and transplantation and ultimately save more lives.

29 July 2022

NHSBT Business Plan 2022/23 launches

The NHS Blood and Transplant Business Plan for 2022/23 represents the first year of delivery against the NHSBT Strategy, setting out how we will most effectively fulfil our ambition to save and improve even more lives in the years ahead.

13 July 2022

NHS issues heartfelt plea for people to register their organ donation decision

Family consent rates dipped by 3% last year despite a rise in potential donor referrals

30 June 2022

First patient randomised into ‘super donor’ plasma trial

The first UK patient has been treated in reopened trial which will seek to confirm evidence that plasma from recovered 'super donors’ benefits immunosuppressed people with coronavirus.

13 June 2022

National Blood Week: One million new blood donors needed over next 5 years

One million more blood donors are needed over the next five years to ensure patients receive the right type of blood to save and improve their lives, with a particular need for Black African, Black Caribbean and younger donors.

10 June 2022

New non-executive director appointment

Professor Charles Craddock has been appointed as non-executive director at NHSBT for three years, with effect from Wednesday, 8 June.

20 May 2022

Family urges people to confirm their organ donation decision two years on from law change

People are encouraged to speak with family about their decision and register via the NHS Organ Donor Register or NHS app.

16 May 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant launches £20m research units

Five Blood and Transplant Research Units (BTRUs) are aimed at providing new technologies, techniques or insights that will benefit donation, transfusion, and transplantation.

07 April 2022

One year of plasma donations for medicines

On April 7, 2022 NHSBT marks the first-year anniversary of collecting plasma for medicine – a major milestone for the whole of NHS Blood and Transplant.

29 March 2022

Peter Wyman appointed Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant

Following an open and competitive search by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Secretary of State has appointed Peter Wyman CBE DL as our new Chair.

14 March 2022

Join us this Commonwealth Day as we launch a new project to save more lives

Today is Commonwealth Day, and we are excited to be hosting a livestream event on our Organ Donation YouTube channel to officially launch our Commonwealth Tribute to Life project.

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