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New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains.
Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.
During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.
More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed.
Figures released during Organ Donation Week 2019 show around 2,500 organs, each representing an opportunity for transplant, were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses red blood cells grown in the laboratory to study how malaria parasites invade red blood cells.
Forty years on from the UK’s first successful heart transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital, the surgeon and the patient’s son were reunited.
NHS Blood and Transplant is working on a new project aimed at helping to tackle a shortfall in the number of people willing to consent to eye donation.
New figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant in the annual Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report show that last year, 1,600 people in the UK donated their organs after they died
New funding available for projects to break down barriers to donation in black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities
All adults in Jersey will now be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have opted out, making the decision not to donate.
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