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02 September 2021

NHS urges donors to switch from giving blood to platelets for Childhood Cancer Awareness month

A new campaign by NHS Blood and Transplant throughout September aims to raise awareness of the importance of platelet donation in lifesaving cancer care.

01 September 2021

New web pages launched to support communication between donors, recipients and donor families

To mark World Letter Writing Day on September 1st, NHS Blood and Transplant are proud to launch two new web pages to help anyone considering communicating with their living organ donor, their donor family or a recipient of their loved one’s donation.

18 August 2021

Increased support for living donation vital to overcome impact of the pandemic for those waiting for transplant

More funding to help raise awareness especially amongst Black, Asian and Mixed Race and minority ethnic communities

23 July 2021

Millie Banerjee to step down as NHS Blood and Transplant chair

Following four years as chair of NHS Blood and Transplant, Millie Banerjee has confirmed her intention to step down on 6 August 2021.

21 July 2021

First plasma appeal over shortfall in donors following 20 year gap in donation

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has launched its first campaign for people to donate plasma for medicines.

21 July 2021

HRH The Princess Royal opens new world class blood centre in Barnsley

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened the new NHS Blood and Transplant Blood Centre in Barnsley.

15 July 2021

Organ donation achieved three quarters of its normal activity last year despite global pandemic

Despite the strains that Covid-19 put on the NHS over the last year, 3,391 people in the UK had their lives saved thanks to the generosity of 1,180 people donating their organs after death.

05 July 2021

NHSBT Business Plan launches

2021/22 will represent a year of recovery for NHSBT, as well as an opportunity to lock in positive change, and build equity and innovation into our culture and services.

01 July 2021

Summer plasma campaign to launch in July

The campaign, which launches on 21 July, will highlight the number of donors needed over the summer to meet targets.

30 June 2021

Chief Nursing Officer’s Award for Catherine Howell

NHSBT Chief Nurse Catherine Howell has been awarded a Chief Nursing Officer’s Award for outstanding contribution to patient care throughout her career.

28 June 2021

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.

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