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20 January 2021

Convalescent plasma donations for COVID-19 restarting

NHS Blood and Transplant is restarting COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations, after discussions with the Department of Health and Social Care.

15 January 2021

RECOVERY trial stops treating patients with convalescent plasma

Interim results do not show evidence that convalescent plasma has an overall benefit on patient outcomes in moderately ill people.

11 January 2021

Update on plasma donations needed to complete trials

If you've had COVID please continue donating plasma to support the conclusion of the trials.

05 January 2021

Statement: the coronavirus variant and convalescent plasma

There's no evidence that the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant evolved from a patient treated with plasma

14 December 2020

Millie Banerjee reappointed Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant

We are pleased to announce that Millie Banerjee has today been reappointed as Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant. Her reappointment will run for three years from 1 June 2021.

14 December 2020

Steering group concludes on a safe way for more men who have sex with men to give blood

Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more individualised way of assessing safe blood donations, have today been accepted in full by the Department of Health and Social Care.

11 December 2020

Appeal for Teeside people who were hospitalised with COVID to donate blood plasma

NHS Blood and Transplant needs more people from Teeside who were in hospital with COVID-19 to donate blood plasma.

04 December 2020

New Therapeutic Apheresis Services Unit opens at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool

New unit opened at state-of-the-art cancer centre in Liverpool.

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03 December 2020

Welsh Health Minister celebrates that ‘Opt-out organ donation scheme has transformed lives’

Five years ago Wales led the way in the UK by introducing a soft opt-out system of organ donation.

03 December 2020

Transfusion 2024: A five-year strategy to make transfusion care safer across NHS

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC) have published the Transfusion 2024 report for NHS providers and other key stakeholders today (3 December).

26 November 2020

Appeal for more seriously ill COVID survivors to donate plasma

New data shows only 5% agree despite making best donors

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