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10 April 2018

Record number of organ donors and highest increase in 28 years

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life.

24 March 2018

Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.

15 March 2018

Help avoid a double dip in blood donations this Easter as NHSBT currently has only 3.5 days stock

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors to help prevent a double dip in blood donations by making and keeping their appointments to give blood in the run up to Easter

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09 March 2018

Leukaemia patient received lifesaving transplant thanks to selfless NHSBT staff who battled through the bad weather to deliver stem cells

Geoff White and Sue Bartlett drove three hours from Southampton to deliver cells

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23 February 2018

Teachers can give pupils a voice on the organ donation ‘opt out’ consultation after surge in interest

Teachers are being urged to use organ donation teaching resources to help pupils contribute to the Government’s consultation into an ‘opt out’ organ donation system

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19 February 2018

NHSBT assistant director guest curating @NHS

From 19th February until 23rd February, Anthony Clarkson - the Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Nursing - will be guest editing the account.

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07 February 2018

Please give your loved one an organ donor card this Valentine’s Day

In a twist on traditional cards exchanged by couples on Valentine’s Day, Moonpig has launched a limited-edition range of cards with the potential to save lives.

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24 January 2018

Essex woman appears on The One Show to explain how it inspired her husband to save five lives

Nicola Newnes, a mum of two from Basildon in Essex, appeared on The One Show tonight to reveal how the show inspired her husband to save lives.

11 January 2018

Make a #Date2Donate in 2018 to give blood

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking young people in 2018 to make a regular Date2Donate to give blood.

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05 January 2018

One in five people on the national transplant waiting list live in London

We want to let Londoners know that ‘Words Save Lives’ – with an appeal for people in London and surrounding areas to talk openly about organ donation.

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02 January 2018

Make a resolution in 2018 that changes someone else’s life

This year 131,569 people registered to give blood for the first time - will you join them in 2018 and help to save lives?

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