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10 October 2019

Cornea donation myths dispelled

On World Sight Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is dispelling five common myths around cornea donation and encouraging people to give the gift of sight.

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03 October 2019

European Organ Donation Day: 12th October

NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK’s national organ donation organisation, hosts the 20th European Organ Donation Day in London and is looking forward to welcoming all delegates from the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe.

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01 October 2019

Blood donor and her recipient brought together for emotional Sickle Cell Awareness Month appeal

New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains.

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29 September 2019

Nearly a quarter of children waiting for an organ transplant need a heart

Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.

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16 September 2019

Platelet donations help save young Dexter’s life

During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.

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05 September 2019

More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are becoming organ donors, but shortage remains critical

More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed.

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03 September 2019

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.

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29 August 2019

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.

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20 August 2019

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.

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07 August 2019

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.

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18 July 2019

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

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