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08 October 2018

Call for black donors to join the growing numbers saving lives this Black History Month

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.

28 September 2018

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.

27 September 2018

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.

26 September 2018

Infected blood inquiry statement

Our sympathies are with all those who have been infected and their loved ones.

08 September 2018

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.

06 September 2018

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.

06 September 2018

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.

05 September 2018

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.

04 September 2018

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.

03 September 2018

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.

17 August 2018

Simonne Kerr statement

Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.

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