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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.

10 March 2022

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.

03 March 2022

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.

03 March 2022

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.

28 February 2022

Mother hoping for brighter future following ‘once in a lifetime’ sternum transplant

A UK-first operation that replaced the sternum of a cancer patient using the chest wall of a deceased donor has been carried out at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

28 February 2022

Rare Disease Day highlights how plasma donation can help patients with rare disease

NHS Blood and Transplant is marking Rare Disease Day with an appeal for people to donate at its three plasma donor centres.

14 February 2022

Have a heart-to-heart about organ donation this Valentine’s Day

85% increase in people waiting for a heart compared to a decade ago, despite success in sustaining transplantation over the pandemic.

09 February 2022

Northern Ireland welcome ‘Dáithí’s Law’

From 2023, adults in Northern Ireland will be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.

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