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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

25 November 2020

NHSBT and The African and Caribbean Leukemia Trust host live event promoting donation within BAME communities

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and The African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) host a Facebook Live event.

20 November 2020

Consent rates strong six months on from introduction of Max and Keira’s Law

Friday 20 November marks six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.

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.

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