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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a moment to consider living kidney donation this World Kidney Day
With kidney transplants dropping a third during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to consider living kidney donation.
NHS Blood and Transplant given a Silver Award for its commitment and efforts to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive employer
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has received a Silver Award for its commitment to inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people in the workplace from Stonewall, the world’s second-largest LGBTQ+ charity.
Landmark donation eligibility change for Black African heritage donors
Four health charities have teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to promote new blood, platelet, and plasma donor opportunities for Black donors of African heritage.
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