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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
Jersey organ donation law change comes into effect
All adults in Jersey will now be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have opted out, making the decision not to donate.
Jains support change in law on organ donation
Jain leaders gathered to support the upcoming change in law on organ donation in England and to explain the change to members of the community.
Organ donation law change gains Scottish Parliament support
Once Royal Assent is granted, Scotland will join Wales, England and Jersey in moving to an opt out system.
Two of the NHSBT team receive MBEs
Lesley Logan and Shibu Chacko were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list
First person to donate lifesaving blood stem cells in new stem cell partnership
A specialist medical unit in Sheffield is now enabling more people to help save lives all over the world.
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