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31 October 2019

Wendy Clark appointed as Chief Digital and Information Officer

Wendy Clark has been appointed as the new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for NHS Blood and Transplant and will be joining the organisation on 6 January.

25 October 2019

NHS Organ Donation Register reaches 25-year milestone

Fittingly, there are now nearly 25 million people on the NHS Organ Donor Register and more than 20,000 lives have potentially been saved or transformed thanks to its introduction.

23 October 2019

Organ donation process explained on BBC news

More than 3,000 people registered their organ donation decision after a BBC news report.

22 October 2019

Black community has highest ratio of patients waiting for a transplant to organ donors

For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.

21 October 2019

Let's make this Black History Month another record for blood donor sign-ups

More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.

18 October 2019

Young people have the biggest gender gap in blood donation

Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.

17 October 2019

Hindu and Jain communities show support for organ donation this Diwali

A special message on organ donation is being sent by Hindu and Jain community leaders and patients during this year’s Diwali festival (Sun 27 October).

10 October 2019

Cornea donation myths dispelled

On World Sight Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is dispelling five common myths around cornea donation and encouraging people to give the gift of sight.

03 October 2019

European Organ Donation Day: 12th October

NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK’s national organ donation organisation, hosts the 20th European Organ Donation Day in London and is looking forward to welcoming all delegates from the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe.

01 October 2019

Blood donor and her recipient brought together for emotional Sickle Cell Awareness Month appeal

New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains.

29 September 2019

Nearly a quarter of children waiting for an organ transplant need a heart

Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.

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