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25 April 2020

Major COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme announced

NHS Blood and Transplant is now leading a major new programme, on behalf of the Government, to collect convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19

23 March 2020

Extra coronavirus safety measures on blood donation sessions

Changes include bigger spaces between chairs, checking for risk factors, extra cleaning and increased hand washing.

04 March 2020

NHSBT appoints two new Directors

NHS Blood and Transplant has completed a reshuffle of its top team with two new appointments.

25 February 2020

Date announced for Max and Keira’s Law to come into effect

Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act – will come into effect on the 20 May 2020.

28 January 2020

Local air ambulance supports O negative appeal after lifesaving transfusion

The importance of giving blood and the impact it can have on saving someone’s life is clear in 17-year-old Oliver Berry’s story.

21 January 2020

People donating a kidney altruistically peaks at five year high

There was a 60% rise in people getting a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2019 compared to 2018

10 January 2020

Target for new male donors up 26% for 2020

The need for young men to start donating blood this New Year vital due to a serious gender imbalance in new donors

24 December 2019

Engagement with organ donation in BAME groups continues to grow

Annual report on Living Transplant Initiative shows work in the community is continuing to successfully engage BAME groups on topic of organ donation

20 December 2019

Make your organ donation decision and tell your loved ones this Christmas

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging everyone to take the time to consider and take time to talk about their organ donation decision.

17 December 2019

‘Missing Type’ blood donation campaign named campaign of the decade

NHSBT and Engine Group’s ‘Missing Type’ blood donation campaign named ‘Campaign of the Decade’ by industry magazine PR Week.

16 December 2019

Platelet donor Kathleen reaches an incredible 1500 donation credits

Kathleen Hodson's latest platelet donation brought her overall blood and platelet donation credits to an astounding 1500!

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