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Landmark donation eligibility change for Black African heritage donors
Four health charities have teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to promote new blood, platelet, and plasma donor opportunities for Black donors of African heritage.
Mother hoping for brighter future following ‘once in a lifetime’ sternum transplant
A UK-first operation that replaced the sternum of a cancer patient using the chest wall of a deceased donor has been carried out at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Rare Disease Day highlights how plasma donation can help patients with rare disease
NHS Blood and Transplant is marking Rare Disease Day with an appeal for people to donate at its three plasma donor centres.
Have a heart-to-heart about organ donation this Valentine’s Day
85% increase in people waiting for a heart compared to a decade ago, despite success in sustaining transplantation over the pandemic.
Northern Ireland welcome ‘Dáithí’s Law’
From 2023, adults in Northern Ireland will be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.
Stacey Dooley highlights importance of cornea donation in BBC podcast
In the podcast Stacey Dooley finds out more about the cornea donation process, speaks with the family of a cornea recipient and meet the Tissue and Eye services team.
Funding boost to tackle health inequalities and promote living kidney donation amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
Seven projects have been successful in receiving a share of £100,000 funding.
NHS Blood and Transplant resumes convalescent plasma collection on a small scale
NHSBT is again collecting plasma donations for coronavirus research, on a smaller scale, to support the REMAP-CAP trial.
NHSBT Medical Director and organ donation champions honoured by Queen
Professor John Forsythe, NHS Blood and Transplant’s outgoing Medical Director for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation has been awarded an OBE.
The greatest gift this Christmas could be saving a life
NHS Blood and Transplant calls on families to talk about organ donation over the festive season.
Funding available to address shortage of donors amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
New funding has just been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
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