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One of the first people to have a transfusion of lab-grown red blood cells says: ‘why wouldn’t you do it?’
This is the first time in the world that red blood cells that have been grown in a laboratory have been given to another person in a blood transfusion. Yvonne is the first recipient to be named.
New NHS centre for making products for revolutionary cell and gene therapies
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is today [Friday, March 10] opening a state-of-the-art facility which will contribute greatly to the UK’s ability to develop and manufacture new gene and cell therapies.
#LIVEON campaign launch
A group of doctors from Muslim Doctors Cymru have come together for World Kidney Day to launch a national social media campaign on organ donation
‘Dáithí’s Law’ to come into effect from June
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has now been able to confirm the date for the introduction of Dáithí’s Law’, 1 June 2023
Life-changing hand transplant to be shown on BBC documentary
A new eight-part medical documentary series will start with the story of a hand transplant recipient, who received the life-transforming gift of new arms thanks to the generosity of a donor and their family.
NHS Blood and Transplant announces new Chief Executive
After an open and competitive recruitment process, NHS Blood and Transplant has today announced the appointment of Dr Jo Farrar CB OBE as its new Chief Executive.
New product combining blood and plasma in one bag saves lives
A new blood product combining red blood cells and plasma in one bag is associated with a better survival from a penetrating major trauma injury, a new study has found.
More donors of Black and Asian heritage needed to help patients waiting for an organ transplant
A new report published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that there is a significant need for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage, in order to help the growing number of patients waiting for life-saving transplants.
Air Ambulances begin trial transfusing ‘whole blood’ to potentially improve civilian and military trauma care
Air Ambulance crews to carry ‘whole blood’ instead of separate red blood cells and plasma for the treatment of severely injured patients at risk of bleeding to death.
New funding for local charities and community groups announced
£700,000 to address the shortage of organ, blood and stem cell donors from Black, Asian and mixed ethnic backgrounds has been announced.
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