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05 September 2019

More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are becoming organ donors, but shortage remains critical

More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed.

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03 September 2019

Need for families to talk about organ donation as 2,500 potential transplants missed last year

Figures released during Organ Donation Week 2019 show around 2,500 organs, each representing an opportunity for transplant, were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.

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29 August 2019

Immortalised blood cell lines enable new studies of malaria invasion

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses red blood cells grown in the laboratory to study how malaria parasites invade red blood cells.

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20 August 2019

Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

Forty years on from the UK’s first successful heart transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital, the surgeon and the patient’s son were reunited.

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07 August 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant partners on study to help with shortage of eye donors

NHS Blood and Transplant is working on a new project aimed at helping to tackle a shortfall in the number of people willing to consent to eye donation.

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18 July 2019

Highest ever number of organ donors, despite drop in numbers of people eligible to donate

New figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant in the annual Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report show that last year, 1,600 people in the UK donated their organs after they died

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16 July 2019

Survey reveals shift in attitudes towards organ donation among black and Asian communities

New funding available for projects to break down barriers to donation in black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities

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02 July 2019

Jersey organ donation law change comes into effect

All adults in Jersey will now be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have opted out, making the decision not to donate.

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12 June 2019

Jains support change in law on organ donation

Jain leaders gathered to support the upcoming change in law on organ donation in England and to explain the change to members of the community.

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12 June 2019

Organ donation law change gains Scottish Parliament support

Once Royal Assent is granted, Scotland will join Wales, England and Jersey in moving to an opt out system.

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11 June 2019

Two of the NHSBT team receive MBEs

Lesley Logan and Shibu Chacko were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

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