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26 January 2022

Funding boost to tackle health inequalities and promote living kidney donation amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

Seven projects have been successful in receiving a share of £100,000 funding.

17 January 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant resumes convalescent plasma collection on a small scale

NHSBT is again collecting plasma donations for coronavirus research, on a smaller scale, to support the REMAP-CAP trial.

05 January 2022

NHSBT Medical Director and organ donation champions honoured by Queen

Professor John Forsythe, NHS Blood and Transplant’s outgoing Medical Director for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation has been awarded an OBE.

15 December 2021

The greatest gift this Christmas could be saving a life

NHS Blood and Transplant calls on families to talk about organ donation over the festive season.

08 December 2021

Funding available to address shortage of donors amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

New funding has just been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.

19 November 2021

A tribute to Professor David Anstee

Professor David Anstee, internationally renowned expert in the field of transfusion medicine, has sadly passed away,

15 November 2021

Increasing our blood stocks this winter

To support blood stocks during the critical winter period, three plasma donation teams will be switching to blood donation.

05 November 2021

Rosemary Cox awarded the Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award

Long-time organ donation campaigner and NHS Blood and Transplant supporter, Rosemary Cox, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Pride of Britain Awards.

22 October 2021

Tissue donors are now being honoured with a special award

People from across the UK, who save lives or give hope through the gift of tissue donation, are being posthumously honoured.

14 October 2021

Cornea recipient Shelley thanks her donor family for making an “incredible difference” to her life

Shortfall in cornea donors this World Sight Day means longer waits for patients like Shelley.

11 October 2021

Steering group concludes that donors no longer need to be asked about a partner’s sexual contact in parts of the world where HIV is very common

Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more equitable way of assessing a donor’s risk of HIV have today been accepted by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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