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03 December 2019

A lifesaving gift is on the Christmas list of thousands of people this year

More than 6,000 people are facing Christmas on the waiting list for an organ transplant, with over 180 children awaiting a life-saving gift.

14 November 2019

Need for more organ donors, to help patients with diabetes

Mum and daughters, all affected by Type 1 diabetes, call on more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and share decision with friends and family.

14 November 2019

Blood donation teams train with 'night vision' technology

NHS Blood and Transplant is now using vein scanners to help train donor carers to carry out venepunctures for blood donation.

13 November 2019

A precious gift as funeral directors sign up as blood and organ donors

Henry Ison & Sons Funeral Directors encouraged all staff members across its five branches in Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa to register as organ and blood donors.

31 October 2019

Love Island finalist Curtis Pritchard gives blood on ITV's Lorraine

Curtis donated on ITV’s Lorraine to raise awareness of the need for young people to register and donate.

31 October 2019

Wendy Clark appointed as Chief Digital and Information Officer

Wendy Clark has been appointed as the new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for NHS Blood and Transplant and will be joining the organisation on 6 January.

25 October 2019

NHS Organ Donation Register reaches 25-year milestone

Fittingly, there are now nearly 25 million people on the NHS Organ Donor Register and more than 20,000 lives have potentially been saved or transformed thanks to its introduction.

23 October 2019

Organ donation process explained on BBC news

More than 3,000 people registered their organ donation decision after a BBC news report.

22 October 2019

Black community has highest ratio of patients waiting for a transplant to organ donors

For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.

21 October 2019

Let's make this Black History Month another record for blood donor sign-ups

More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.

18 October 2019

Young people have the biggest gender gap in blood donation

Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.

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