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Mum of girl with rare blood disease donating due to urgent shortage
Over the last three years, there has been an 80% increase in demand for a rare blood type from London hospitals, driven by a growing number of people with sickle cell disease.
Government campaign will focus on urgent shortage of black, Asian and minority ethnic organ donors
A rising proportion of people who die in need of a transplant is from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background despite more families in these communities supporting organ donation.
Family of 83-year-old organ donor urges people to save lives as report reveals urgent shortage of older donors
The family of one of the UK’s oldest donors this year is urging people to support organ donation no matter what their age.
Project to increase living kidney donation among ethnic minority communities inspires 16 potential donors in its first year
A father who donated a kidney to his two-year-old son is one of the first people to become a living donor through a project to increase living kidney donation among black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.
NHSBT interim Chief Executive announced
Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, is to become interim Chief Executive for NHS Blood and Transplant when Ian Trenholm leaves in July 2018.
NHS Blood and Transplant warns of a shortage of heart valve donors
NHS Blood and Transplant needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.
Family’s campaign to create organ donor register has helped enable 18,000 life saving and life improving transplants
Having discovered there was no UK-wide central register of people who wanted to donate, the Cox family led a public campaign for an organ donor register in memory of Peter Cox who died aged 24 and became a donor.
Busiest blood centre closing for refurbishment to collect up to 20,000 more donations a year from Londoners
During autumn 2018 NHS Blood and Transplant will be expanding and modernising its flagship West End Blood Donation Centre to provide donors with a better experience.
Paul Ince calls for more men to support England in a way that really matters – by giving blood
As the nation gears up to support the England football team in the World Cup, legendary ex-England footballer Paul Ince joins NHS Blood and Transplant to highlight the need for 25,000 new male blood donors.
NHSBT Director, Sally Johnson, receives OBE
Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Scientists use gene editing to improve red blood cell transfusion compatibility
Scientists at the University of Bristol have succeeded in generating laboratory made red blood cells with rare blood group types that could one day be used to help patients that cannot be matched with donor blood.
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