Our Charity Fund
The NHS Blood and Transplant Charity Fund uses donations from donors, patients and the public to save and improve lives.
Donations to our charity can be used to develop new therapies, improve our donation services and undertake groundbreaking research so we can continue to innovate in saving lives.
About our charity
Over the past 5 years, through generous donations, we’ve been able to fund research in many different areas, including:
Stem cell transplants and blood transfusion
This research looked into the benefits of different approaches to blood transfusion for children undergoing stem cell transplants.
It's hoped that findings from this research will improve health outcomes for these critically ill children.
Kidney transplants and stem cells
This research looked at the benefits of giving stem cell donations to kidney transplant patients.
It's hoped that findings from this research will reduce the likelihood of heart damage in these patients.
Organ donation after cardiac arrest
This research will look into the possibility of accepting donated organs from people who die unexpectedly from cardiac arrest.
It's hoped that findings from this research will lead to many more organ transplants in the UK.