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18 November 2020

Wasps player donates at Coventry’s new Ricoh Arena donor centre for COVID-19 plasma trial

NHS Blood and Transplant has opened the doors of its new plasma donation centre at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and has issued an urgent call to anyone who has had COVID-19 to register as a donor.

13 November 2020

Hindu and Jain communities spread light through Diwali arts competition

To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, we have joined forces with the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group to introduce a national arts competition promoting organ donation as part of the festivities.

11 November 2020

UK awards for excellence in organ and tissue donation and transplantation

Nominations for the 2021 awards recognising excellence in organ and tissue donation and transplantation are open until 14th December.

10 November 2020

More blood plasma donors needed as hospital use rapidly rises

New figures show the rising need for people who have had COVID to donate blood plasma.

10 November 2020

COVID plasma donor meets his recipient

The first person to receive blood plasma in the NHS Blood and Transplant COVID-19 treatment trial has given an emotional thank you to the donor who may have helped save her life.

05 November 2020

First person to donate plasma after receiving plasma for COVID

A COVID survivor has become the first person in England to receive convalescent plasma treatment and then donate convalescent plasma himself.

30 October 2020

Funding to promote blood and organ donation among BAME communities

New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.

19 October 2020

14 new donor centres for world’s largest randomised COVID-19 plasma trial

NHS Blood and Transplant is (NHSBT) opening 14 more blood plasma donation centres to urgently collect plasma for COVID-19 treatment trials and potential general use in hospitals.

16 October 2020

Blood plasma donor appeal as Liverpool enters lockdown

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Liverpool and Merseyside who’ve had coronavirus during the current lockdown to register as blood plasma donors.

13 October 2020

Join us in celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2020

NHS Blood and Transplant Women’s Network is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on 13 October 2020 and we invite you to join us.

07 October 2020

First person to hit 10 donations of blood plasma for COVID treatment

A former fighter has become the first person to donate 10 times into NHS Blood and Transplant’s convalescent plasma programme.

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