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First COVID-19 patients receiving convalescent plasma transfusions
Convalescent plasma is now being supplied to hospitals by NHSBT and the first transfusions have taken place.
Organ donation law change due to come into effect in England on 20th May
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, is expected to come into effect on 20 May 2020, subject to the final stage of secondary legislation passing through Parliament.
Coronavirus trial: People across England start donating plasma
People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.
Major COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme announced
NHS Blood and Transplant is now leading a major new programme, on behalf of the Government, to collect convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19
Extra coronavirus safety measures on blood donation sessions
Changes include bigger spaces between chairs, checking for risk factors, extra cleaning and increased hand washing.
NHSBT appoints two new Directors
NHS Blood and Transplant has completed a reshuffle of its top team with two new appointments.
Date announced for Max and Keira’s Law to come into effect
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act – will come into effect on the 20 May 2020.
Local air ambulance supports O negative appeal after lifesaving transfusion
The importance of giving blood and the impact it can have on saving someone’s life is clear in 17-year-old Oliver Berry’s story.
People donating a kidney altruistically peaks at five year high
There was a 60% rise in people getting a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2019 compared to 2018
Target for new male donors up 26% for 2020
The need for young men to start donating blood this New Year vital due to a serious gender imbalance in new donors
Engagement with organ donation in BAME groups continues to grow
Annual report on Living Transplant Initiative shows work in the community is continuing to successfully engage BAME groups on topic of organ donation
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