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19 July 2023

NHS will get better blood and organ matching data from Our Future Health partnership

Donors are being invited to give a blood sample to Our Future Health, which aims to transform the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

12 July 2023

Organ donation and transplant rates continue to recover, but opportunities for transplant still being missed

Latest annual figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant show that last year, there was a 5% increase in the number of patients whose lives were saved or improved through an organ transplant

26 June 2023

Ban lifted on use of UK plasma to manufacture life-saving albumin treatments

Leading scientists at the independent Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) have confirmed that albumin, a critically important medicine for the NHS, can now be safely derived from UK plasma donors.

12 June 2023

Black heritage donors giving blood in record numbers

More people than ever before of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage are saving lives by giving blood.

02 June 2023

'Dáithí’s Law’ comes into effect in Northern Ireland

As of 1 June, all adults in Northern Ireland will now be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.

23 May 2023

World-First NHS Test To Curb Transfusion Side-effects For Thousands with Inherited Blood Disorders

The NHS is set to introduce a new genetic blood-matching test for thousands living with sickle-cell disease or thalassaemia that could reduce some of the side-effects of transfusion treatments.

24 April 2023

Dried blood plasma project to help save soldiers’ lives launches

An innovative project to rapidly deliver blood and plasma to injured soldiers is set to save lives in warzones.

05 April 2023

Grassroots groups get £685,000 in Government funding

Fifty community groups and organisations across England and Wales have received a share of £685,000 funding

16 March 2023

Statement on HSJ article

NHS Blood and Transplant statement on HSJ article.

15 March 2023

One of the first people to have a transfusion of lab-grown red blood cells says: ‘why wouldn’t you do it?’

This is the first time in the world that red blood cells that have been grown in a laboratory have been given to another person in a blood transfusion. Yvonne is the first recipient to be named.

10 March 2023

New NHS centre for making products for revolutionary cell and gene therapies

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is today [Friday, March 10] opening a state-of-the-art facility which will contribute greatly to the UK’s ability to develop and manufacture new gene and cell therapies.

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