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Organ donation achieved three quarters of its normal activity last year despite global pandemic
Despite the strains that Covid-19 put on the NHS over the last year, 3,391 people in the UK had their lives saved thanks to the generosity of 1,180 people donating their organs after death.
NHSBT Business Plan launches
2021/22 will represent a year of recovery for NHSBT, as well as an opportunity to lock in positive change, and build equity and innovation into our culture and services.
Summer plasma campaign to launch in July
The campaign, which launches on 21 July, will highlight the number of donors needed over the summer to meet targets.
Chief Nursing Officer’s Award for Catherine Howell
NHSBT Chief Nurse Catherine Howell has been awarded a Chief Nursing Officer’s Award for outstanding contribution to patient care throughout her career.
BloodCounts! Consortium with NHSBT scientist wins Trinity Challenge Prize for breakthrough in infectious disease detection
A novel tool that uses AI to detect new disease outbreaks sooner, that was first developed by an NHSBT scientist and his colleague at the University of Cambridge, has today been awarded a substantial funding prize by the Trinity Challenge.
British Asian Artists sing out for more people to be a ‘Hero’ in new organ donation appeal
British Asian music artists have recorded a new version of the song ‘Hero’ as part of an urgent call for members of the British South Asian community to pledge their support for organ donation and potentially save lives.
Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Donation Champions
Three tireless campaigners have been awarded Honours in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List.
Jason Manford donates plasma for lifesaving medicines on World Blood Donor Day
The comedian Jason Manford made his first lifesaving donation of plasma for medicines at the Bolton donor centre, inspired by his mum Sharon who is a new recruit at the site.
Landmark change to blood donation eligibility rules on today’s World Blood Donor Day
New eligibility rules that will allow more men who have sex with men to donate blood, platelets and plasma come into effect this week.
NHS Blood and Transplant join partnership putting genomics front and centre in blood matching
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is joining blood supply organisations from around the world, forming an international collaboration which promises to make future blood transfusion therapy more efficient, more accurate, standardized, and safer.
Plasma for medicines donations to continue
The Government has directed us to keep collecting plasma for medicines and provided funding until at least March 2022.
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