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Appeal for more seriously ill COVID survivors to donate plasma
New data shows only 5% agree despite making best donors
NHSBT and The African and Caribbean Leukemia Trust host live event promoting donation within BAME communities
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and The African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) host a Facebook Live event.
Consent rates strong six months on from introduction of Max and Keira’s Law
Friday 20 November marks six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.
Wasps player donates at Coventry’s new Ricoh Arena donor centre for COVID-19 plasma trial
NHS Blood and Transplant has opened the doors of its new plasma donation centre at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and has issued an urgent call to anyone who has had COVID-19 to register as a donor.
Hindu and Jain communities spread light through Diwali arts competition
To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, we have joined forces with the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group to introduce a national arts competition promoting organ donation as part of the festivities.
UK awards for excellence in organ and tissue donation and transplantation
Nominations for the 2021 awards recognising excellence in organ and tissue donation and transplantation are open until 14th December.
More blood plasma donors needed as hospital use rapidly rises
New figures show the rising need for people who have had COVID to donate blood plasma.
COVID plasma donor meets his recipient
The first person to receive blood plasma in the NHS Blood and Transplant COVID-19 treatment trial has given an emotional thank you to the donor who may have helped save her life.
First person to donate plasma after receiving plasma for COVID
A COVID survivor has become the first person in England to receive convalescent plasma treatment and then donate convalescent plasma himself.
Funding to promote blood and organ donation among BAME communities
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
14 new donor centres for world’s largest randomised COVID-19 plasma trial
NHS Blood and Transplant is (NHSBT) opening 14 more blood plasma donation centres to urgently collect plasma for COVID-19 treatment trials and potential general use in hospitals.
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