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Patients with certain blood groups wait much longer for heart transplants
People with Group O blood wait longer for a heart transplant than those with other blood groups, data published in NHS Blood and Transplant’s annual report into Cardiothoracic Organ Donation and Transplantation shows.
Join us in celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2018
NHS Blood and Transplant is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on 9th October 2018 and we invite you to get involved too.
Infected blood inquiry statement
Our sympathies are with all those who have been infected and their loved ones.
Lung transplant waiting list up 46% in five years as donors get older
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.
NHS Blood and Transplant partners with Kortical to deliver innovative project
NHS Blood and Transplant is partnering with Kortical to deliver an innovative demand planning platform for the management of the complex blood supply chain.
Parents less likely to donate child’s organs, new figures show
New figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child’s organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list.
Survey reveals only a minority of black and Asian people in England are prepared to give the lifesaving gift of organ donation
The survey results coincide with the launch of a funding call through a new community investment scheme.
Interactive map shows proportion of population signed up to donate across the UK
A new interactive map shows the proportion of people who have registered as organ donors and the number of people waiting for a transplant across different areas across the UK.
Longest waiting heart transplant patient in UK supports ‘no complacency’ call
NHS Blood and Transplant urges people to talk during Organ Donation Week and not show a ‘fatal complacency’ as figures show around 3,000 lifesaving transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
Simonne Kerr statement
Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.
Help us go pink for Organ Donation Week
Going pink could be easier than you think. Find all the details you need here to get behind this campaign and help us light up the skyline during Organ Donation Week.
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