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European Organ Donation Day: 12th October
NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK’s national organ donation organisation, hosts the 20th European Organ Donation Day in London and is looking forward to welcoming all delegates from the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe.
Blood donor and her recipient brought together for emotional Sickle Cell Awareness Month appeal
New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains.
Nearly a quarter of children waiting for an organ transplant need a heart
Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.
Platelet donations help save young Dexter’s life
During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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