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World-first paediatric heart transplant technique boosts number of life-saving operations for children in the UK
Using a technique that ‘reanimates’ the heart outside of the body, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Papworth Hospital and NHS Blood & Transplant expand the donor pool and perform six paediatric heart transplants in 2020
New organ donation process enables pioneering diabetes research
Pioneering research into the causes and treatment of diabetes will be led by Newcastle University thanks to a new national programme allowing scientists to study the pancreases of people with the condition.
Muslim community ambassadors launch appeal to donate plasma for COVID research
A new appeal launched today is urging more men from Muslim communities nationwide who have had Covid-19 to register as plasma donors.
New NHS campaign urges people to talk to family and ‘Leave Them Certain’ about organ donation
The NHS is launching a new campaign to urge families to talk about organ donation following research that less than half of adults in England have had the conversation.
Alfie is youngest COVID survivor to donate plasma for research
Alife Watts has become the youngest person to beat coronavirus and donate convalescent plasma for coronavirus research.
Convalescent plasma donations for COVID-19 restarting
NHS Blood and Transplant is restarting COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations, after discussions with the Department of Health and Social Care.
RECOVERY trial stops treating patients with convalescent plasma
Interim results do not show evidence that convalescent plasma has an overall benefit on patient outcomes in moderately ill people.
Update on plasma donations needed to complete trials
If you've had COVID please continue donating plasma to support the conclusion of the trials.
Statement: the coronavirus variant and convalescent plasma
There's no evidence that the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant evolved from a patient treated with plasma
Millie Banerjee reappointed Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant
We are pleased to announce that Millie Banerjee has today been reappointed as Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant. Her reappointment will run for three years from 1 June 2021.
Steering group concludes on a safe way for more men who have sex with men to give blood
Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more individualised way of assessing safe blood donations, have today been accepted in full by the Department of Health and Social Care.
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