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Ban lifted on use of UK plasma to manufacture life-saving albumin treatments
Leading scientists at the independent Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) have confirmed that albumin, a critically important medicine for the NHS, can now be safely derived from UK plasma donors.
Black heritage donors giving blood in record numbers
More people than ever before of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage are saving lives by giving blood.
'Dáithí’s Law’ comes into effect in Northern Ireland
As of 1 June, all adults in Northern Ireland will now be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.
World-First NHS Test To Curb Transfusion Side-effects For Thousands with Inherited Blood Disorders
The NHS is set to introduce a new genetic blood-matching test for thousands living with sickle-cell disease or thalassaemia that could reduce some of the side-effects of transfusion treatments.
Dried blood plasma project to help save soldiers’ lives launches
An innovative project to rapidly deliver blood and plasma to injured soldiers is set to save lives in warzones.
Grassroots groups get £685,000 in Government funding
Fifty community groups and organisations across England and Wales have received a share of £685,000 funding
Statement on HSJ article
NHS Blood and Transplant statement on HSJ article.
One of the first people to have a transfusion of lab-grown red blood cells says: ‘why wouldn’t you do it?’
This is the first time in the world that red blood cells that have been grown in a laboratory have been given to another person in a blood transfusion. Yvonne is the first recipient to be named.
New NHS centre for making products for revolutionary cell and gene therapies
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is today [Friday, March 10] opening a state-of-the-art facility which will contribute greatly to the UK’s ability to develop and manufacture new gene and cell therapies.
#LIVEON campaign launch
A group of doctors from Muslim Doctors Cymru have come together for World Kidney Day to launch a national social media campaign on organ donation
‘Dáithí’s Law’ to come into effect from June
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has now been able to confirm the date for the introduction of Dáithí’s Law’, 1 June 2023
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