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Statement: the coronavirus variant and convalescent plasma
There's no evidence that the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant evolved from a patient treated with plasma
Millie Banerjee reappointed Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant
We are pleased to announce that Millie Banerjee has today been reappointed as Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant. Her reappointment will run for three years from 1 June 2021.
Steering group concludes on a safe way for more men who have sex with men to give blood
Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more individualised way of assessing safe blood donations, have today been accepted in full by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Appeal for Teeside people who were hospitalised with COVID to donate blood plasma
NHS Blood and Transplant needs more people from Teeside who were in hospital with COVID-19 to donate blood plasma.
New Therapeutic Apheresis Services Unit opens at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool
New unit opened at state-of-the-art cancer centre in Liverpool.
Welsh Health Minister celebrates that ‘Opt-out organ donation scheme has transformed lives’
Five years ago Wales led the way in the UK by introducing a soft opt-out system of organ donation.
Transfusion 2024: A five-year strategy to make transfusion care safer across NHS
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC) have published the Transfusion 2024 report for NHS providers and other key stakeholders today (3 December).
Appeal for more seriously ill COVID survivors to donate plasma
New data shows only 5% agree despite making best donors
NHSBT and The African and Caribbean Leukemia Trust host live event promoting donation within BAME communities
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and The African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) host a Facebook Live event.
Consent rates strong six months on from introduction of Max and Keira’s Law
Friday 20 November marks six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.
Wasps player donates at Coventry’s new Ricoh Arena donor centre for COVID-19 plasma trial
NHS Blood and Transplant has opened the doors of its new plasma donation centre at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and has issued an urgent call to anyone who has had COVID-19 to register as a donor.
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