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06 February 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation

NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to confirm the appointment of Anthony Clarkson as its new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.

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22 January 2019

Funding boost to help promote organ donation among black and Asian communities

Twenty-five projects which aim to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic organ backgrounds to become organ donors have secured funding from a Community Investment Scheme.

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17 January 2019

Save the date! Organ Donation Week 2019

We are delighted to announce that Organ Donation Week 2019 launches on Monday 2nd September.

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11 January 2019

Delight as campaigner receives double hand transplant

It has been announced that Corinne Hutton, a quadruple amputee from Renfrewshire in Scotland, has received a double hand transplant after a five year wait.

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29 December 2018

Professor John Armitage receives OBE

Professor Armitage, a head of research and development in our Tissue and Eye Services department, is named in the New Year Honours list for services to corneal transplantation.

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24 December 2018

London West End Blood Donation Centre to reopen on Christmas Eve

England’s biggest blood donation centre in the heart of London has been expanded and will reopen on Christmas Eve

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13 December 2018

New faith and beliefs declaration to help overcome barriers to organ donation

A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.

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11 December 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant leads international blood search for Zainab Mughal and finds UK donor

Zainab Mughal, aged two, has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.

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22 November 2018

Response to Wales achieving highest organ donation consent rates across the UK

New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).

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13 November 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Chief Executive

NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to confirm the appointment of Betsy Bassis as its new Chief Executive.

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13 November 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant collaborates on pioneering new plasma filter project

We have embarked on a three-year project to produce a universal plasma filtration system that will mean patients who need transfusions won’t have to wait for blood-matched plasma.

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