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But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.
New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.
The NHS is urgently appealing for more men who’ve had coronavirus to donate blood plasma as new statistics show far more women are offering to donate, despite men making better donors.
A record holding COVID convalescent plasma donor is urging more men to donate.
The NHS is now urgently asking Asian people who have had coronavirus to offer to donate convalescent plasma.
New data shows people who were hospitalised by COVID-19 produce the most antibodies, making them priority plasma donors.
Malcolm Shaw, 72, is supporting the urgent NHS appeal for more COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors, especially male donors.
NHS Blood and Transplant is now urgently appealing for people to donate convalescent plasma.
The award recognises innovative individuals who have made an exceptional commitment to advancing the science and practice of nursing and the improvement of health and patient care.
NHS Blood and Transplant has opened three new ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor centres in London in recent weeks, as it massively expands collection.
Rosna Mortuza will be joining NHSBT on 27 July as our new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
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