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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.
STRIDES study reaches million-donor milestone
The NHSBT blood donor management research project, STRIDES, now has more than one million donors taking part in the main cluster randomised trial, just 18 months after its launch.
A tribute to Narendra Parmar, Biomedical Scientist at NHSBT
A well-loved colleague, Narendra was 68 years old and had worked for NHS Blood and Transplant since September 1969.
Statement on HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
Statement from Millie Banerjee, Chair, for and on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant
First blood plasma for medicines donations begin
People can now donate blood plasma for medicines for the first time in more than 20 years.
Opt out system of organ and tissue donation begins in Scotland
Wife marks two-year anniversary of husband’s donation by encouraging others to share their decision.
Transition of the plasma programme
The Department of Health and Social Care has asked us to start collecting plasma for fractionation and the manufacture of medicines and stop collecting plasma for coronavirus research.
NHSBT awarded share of £18m gene therapy investment to help advance research into new treatments for patients
NHS Blood and Transplant has been awarded £4.6m to create a specialist gene therapy hub at its Bristol site as part of a collaboration to develop new treatments for patients with rare or life-threatening diseases.
Funding boost to promote blood and organ donation amongst Black and Asian communities
35 community projects in England have received a share of £600,000 funding as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities in Black and Asian communities.
Somerset man makes 19th plasma donation to help COVID research
A man from Worle has donated plasma for the nineteenth time to help with COVID research, and become the highest donor in the South West of England.
Platelet donor John completes ‘20 in 20’ challenge
On Friday 26 February 2021, John Tett gave his 20th platelet donation at Birmingham donor centre to complete his ‘20 in 20’ challenge.
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