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19 February 2021

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.

10 February 2021

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.

10 February 2021

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.

05 February 2021

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.

20 January 2021

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.

15 January 2021

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.

11 January 2021

Update on plasma donations needed to complete trials

If you've had COVID please continue donating plasma to support the conclusion of the trials.

05 January 2021

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

14 December 2020

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.

14 December 2020

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.

11 December 2020

Appeal for Teeside people who were hospitalised with COVID to donate blood plasma

NHS Blood and Transplant needs more people from Teeside who were in hospital with COVID-19 to donate blood plasma.

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