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18 June 2021

British Asian Artists sing out for more people to be a ‘Hero’ in new organ donation appeal

British Asian music artists have recorded a new version of the song ‘Hero’ as part of an urgent call for members of the British South Asian community to pledge their support for organ donation and potentially save lives.

16 June 2021

Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Donation Champions

Three tireless campaigners have been awarded Honours in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List.

15 June 2021

Jason Manford donates plasma for lifesaving medicines on World Blood Donor Day

The comedian Jason Manford made his first lifesaving donation of plasma for medicines at the Bolton donor centre, inspired by his mum Sharon who is a new recruit at the site.

14 June 2021

Landmark change to blood donation eligibility rules on today’s World Blood Donor Day

New eligibility rules that will allow more men who have sex with men to donate blood, platelets and plasma come into effect this week.

14 June 2021

NHS Blood and Transplant join partnership putting genomics front and centre in blood matching

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is joining blood supply organisations from around the world, forming an international collaboration which promises to make future blood transfusion therapy more efficient, more accurate, standardized, and safer.

09 June 2021

Plasma for medicines donations to continue

The Government has directed us to keep collecting plasma for medicines and provided funding until at least March 2022.

04 June 2021

Twickenham hits 1,000 plasma for medicines donation milestone

Twickenham Plasma Donor centre has reached the 1,000 plasma donations milestone, less than two months after collections began.

01 June 2021

New UK strategy sets out ambition to be world leaders in organ donation and transplantation

Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.

24 May 2021

Study into whether vaccination of previously infected generates stronger, broader coronavirus antibody response

NHS Blood and Transplant is carrying out a study in the Birmingham region aimed at confirming whether vaccination creates a huge increase in antibody levels in people who have already had coronavirus.

20 May 2021

Family and public support helping save lives one year on from the introduction of Max and Keira’s Law

Thursday 20 May marks one year since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England, which saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.

11 May 2021

UK to change eligibility to give blood on World Blood Donor Day with launch of new donor safety assessment

Some of the questions that blood, plasma and platelet donors are asked to check their eligibility to donate will change from June 14 2021, marking an historic move to make blood donation more inclusive without affecting safety.

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