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Funding boost to promote blood and organ donation amongst Black and Asian communities
35 community projects in England have received a share of £600,000 funding as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities in Black and Asian communities.
Somerset man makes 19th plasma donation to help COVID research
A man from Worle has donated plasma for the nineteenth time to help with COVID research, and become the highest donor in the South West of England.
Platelet donor John completes ‘20 in 20’ challenge
On Friday 26 February 2021, John Tett gave his 20th platelet donation at Birmingham donor centre to complete his ‘20 in 20’ challenge.
NHSBT and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) announce funding competition
NHSBT in partnership with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has announced a funding competition to award £19.9 million to new NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Units (BTRUs).
How we're working to respond to the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
UK plasma ban lifted
NHSBT welcomes the decision by ministers to lift the ban on UK plasma for fractionation following a review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM).
World-first paediatric heart transplant technique boosts number of life-saving operations for children in the UK
Using a technique that ‘reanimates’ the heart outside of the body, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Papworth Hospital and NHS Blood & Transplant expand the donor pool and perform six paediatric heart transplants in 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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