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14 October 2021

Cornea recipient Shelley thanks her donor family for making an “incredible difference” to her life

Shortfall in cornea donors this World Sight Day means longer waits for patients like Shelley.

11 October 2021

Steering group concludes that donors no longer need to be asked about a partner’s sexual contact in parts of the world where HIV is very common

Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more equitable way of assessing a donor’s risk of HIV have today been accepted by the Department of Health and Social Care.

06 October 2021

Statement on the approval of crizanlizumab for sickle cell disorder

NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes the approval of crizanlizumab by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

01 October 2021

It's Black History Month

We'd like to say a big thank you to our Black donors and supporters.

21 September 2021

Transplant children’s choir sing out for more people to talk about organ donation

Families urged to talk about organ donation as more than 7000 wait for transplants.

20 September 2021

It's Organ Donation Week!

This Organ Donation Week we’re encouraging families to get together and talk about organ donation.

20 September 2021

UK launches world’s largest ever randomised controlled trial in organ donation

The study will look to evaluate the use of statins to improve quality of donated organs.

07 September 2021

Schools are now teaching young people how to donate and save lives

All secondary school children in England are now being taught how to save lives through donation.

02 September 2021

NHS urges donors to switch from giving blood to platelets for Childhood Cancer Awareness month

A new campaign by NHS Blood and Transplant throughout September aims to raise awareness of the importance of platelet donation in lifesaving cancer care.

01 September 2021

New web pages launched to support communication between donors, recipients and donor families

To mark World Letter Writing Day on September 1st, NHS Blood and Transplant are proud to launch two new web pages to help anyone considering communicating with their living organ donor, their donor family or a recipient of their loved one’s donation.

18 August 2021

Increased support for living donation vital to overcome impact of the pandemic for those waiting for transplant

More funding to help raise awareness especially amongst Black, Asian and Mixed Race and minority ethnic communities

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