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Record number of people from BAME backgrounds receiving lifesaving organs
But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.
NHS issues urgent plea for more people to share their organ donation decision
New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.
Shortage of men who’ve had coronavirus offering to donate convalescent plasma
The NHS is urgently appealing for more men who’ve had coronavirus to donate blood plasma as new statistics show far more women are offering to donate, despite men making better donors.
Man with highest COVID antibody test score for plasma donation backs donor appeal
A record holding COVID convalescent plasma donor is urging more men to donate.
Urgent request for Asian people who’ve had COVID to donate plasma
The NHS is now urgently asking Asian people who have had coronavirus to offer to donate convalescent plasma.
Hospitalised COVID survivors make most antibodies and make best plasma donors, data shows
New data shows people who were hospitalised by COVID-19 produce the most antibodies, making them priority plasma donors.
Oldest plasma donor who beat COVID-19 supports urgent appeal
Malcolm Shaw, 72, is supporting the urgent NHS appeal for more COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors, especially male donors.
Urgent appeal for COVID-19 plasma donations now to help trial during any second wave
NHS Blood and Transplant is now urgently appealing for people to donate convalescent plasma.
Anthony Clarkson awarded Fellowship by the Royal College of Nursing
The award recognises innovative individuals who have made an exceptional commitment to advancing the science and practice of nursing and the improvement of health and patient care.
UK’s first COVID-19 convalescent plasma recipient opens new donor centre at Westfield Stratford City
NHS Blood and Transplant has opened three new ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor centres in London in recent weeks, as it massively expands collection.
Rosna Mortuza appointed as new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Rosna Mortuza will be joining NHSBT on 27 July as our new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
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