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This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.
People with Group O blood wait longer for a heart transplant than those with other blood groups, data published in NHS Blood and Transplant’s annual report into Cardiothoracic Organ Donation and Transplantation shows.
NHS Blood and Transplant is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on 9th October 2018 and we invite you to get involved too.
Our sympathies are with all those who have been infected and their loved ones.
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.
NHS Blood and Transplant is partnering with Kortical to deliver an innovative demand planning platform for the management of the complex blood supply chain.
New figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child’s organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list.
The survey results coincide with the launch of a funding call through a new community investment scheme.
A new interactive map shows the proportion of people who have registered as organ donors and the number of people waiting for a transplant across different areas across the UK.
NHS Blood and Transplant urges people to talk during Organ Donation Week and not show a ‘fatal complacency’ as figures show around 3,000 lifesaving transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.
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