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18 September 2020

NHSBT scientists awarded £1.1 million for regenerative medicine research

NHSBT has been awarded £1.125 million from the Medical Research Council and Japan Agency for Medical Research to conduct research into regenerative medicine at the Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge.

11 September 2020

Record number of people from BAME backgrounds receiving lifesaving organs

But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.

10 September 2020

NHS issues urgent plea for more people to share their organ donation decision

New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.

07 September 2020

Shortage of men who’ve had coronavirus offering to donate convalescent plasma

The NHS is urgently appealing for more men who’ve had coronavirus to donate blood plasma as new statistics show far more women are offering to donate, despite men making better donors.

26 August 2020

Coronavirus update

How we're working to respond to the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

26 August 2020

Man with highest COVID antibody test score for plasma donation backs donor appeal

A record holding COVID convalescent plasma donor is urging more men to donate.

21 August 2020

Urgent request for Asian people who’ve had COVID to donate plasma

The NHS is now urgently asking Asian people who have had coronavirus to offer to donate convalescent plasma.

06 August 2020

Hospitalised COVID survivors make most antibodies and make best plasma donors, data shows

New data shows people who were hospitalised by COVID-19 produce the most antibodies, making them priority plasma donors.

03 August 2020

Oldest plasma donor who beat COVID-19 supports urgent appeal

Malcolm Shaw, 72, is supporting the urgent NHS appeal for more COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors, especially male donors.

03 August 2020

Urgent appeal for COVID-19 plasma donations now to help trial during any second wave

NHS Blood and Transplant is now urgently appealing for people to donate convalescent plasma.

28 July 2020

Anthony Clarkson awarded Fellowship by the Royal College of Nursing

The award recognises innovative individuals who have made an exceptional commitment to advancing the science and practice of nursing and the improvement of health and patient care.

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