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BloodCounts! Consortium with NHSBT scientist wins Trinity Challenge Prize for breakthrough in infectious disease detection
A novel tool that uses AI to detect new disease outbreaks sooner, that was first developed by an NHSBT scientist and his colleague at the University of Cambridge, has today been awarded a substantial funding prize by the Trinity Challenge.
British Asian Artists sing out for more people to be a ‘Hero’ in new organ donation appeal
British Asian music artists have recorded a new version of the song ‘Hero’ as part of an urgent call for members of the British South Asian community to pledge their support for organ donation and potentially save lives.
Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Donation Champions
Three tireless campaigners have been awarded Honours in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List.
Jason Manford donates plasma for lifesaving medicines on World Blood Donor Day
The comedian Jason Manford made his first lifesaving donation of plasma for medicines at the Bolton donor centre, inspired by his mum Sharon who is a new recruit at the site.
Landmark change to blood donation eligibility rules on today’s World Blood Donor Day
New eligibility rules that will allow more men who have sex with men to donate blood, platelets and plasma come into effect this week.
NHS Blood and Transplant join partnership putting genomics front and centre in blood matching
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is joining blood supply organisations from around the world, forming an international collaboration which promises to make future blood transfusion therapy more efficient, more accurate, standardized, and safer.
Plasma for medicines donations to continue
The Government has directed us to keep collecting plasma for medicines and provided funding until at least March 2022.
Twickenham hits 1,000 plasma for medicines donation milestone
Twickenham Plasma Donor centre has reached the 1,000 plasma donations milestone, less than two months after collections began.
New UK strategy sets out ambition to be world leaders in organ donation and transplantation
Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.
Study into whether vaccination of previously infected generates stronger, broader coronavirus antibody response
NHS Blood and Transplant is carrying out a study in the Birmingham region aimed at confirming whether vaccination creates a huge increase in antibody levels in people who have already had coronavirus.
Family and public support helping save lives one year on from the introduction of Max and Keira’s Law
Thursday 20 May marks one year since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England, which saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.
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