NHS Blood and Transplant


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NHS Blood and Transplant

A special health authority created in 2005 by the merger of the National Blood Service and UK Transplant, which manages the national voluntary donation system for blood, tissues, organs and stem cells, turning donations into products that can be used safely to benefit patients. NHSBT supplies ±2 million units of blood/year to hospitals in England and north Wales. In 2010, it received 3,500 organ and 4,000 tissue donations and banked 2,200 cord blood units from across the UK.
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The lesson guide is the result of collaboration between the Welsh Government and NHS Blood and Transplant, and contains a lesson plan, activities, short case study films and guidance for teachers.
Mike Stredder, NHS Blood and Transplant Director of Blood Donation said: "The recent poor weather caused the cancellation of sessions in snow hit areas and meant we collected less blood than we needed, particularly Group A, Group O and B positive donations.
The NHS Blood and Transplant service needs about 200,000 new donors every year to maintain the supply of life-saving blood donations.
NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people to make a New Year's resolution that can change someone else's life, not just their own.
The serious situation has led to NHS Blood and Transplant to call out to the public to join the organ donor register, so that when they die their organs can be used to give life to others.
NHS Blood and Transplant runs the Liverpool Donor Centre at 53, Dale Street, and has seen some cancelled appointments during the recent spell of snow, hail and icy conditions.
The shocking figures were revealed by NHS Blood and Transplant as part of Organ Donation Week.
NHS Blood and Transplant surveys show 80% of people support organ donation.
A SPOKESPERSON for NHS Blood and Transplant says: "Yes, since May 2016 we now provide a text message service to donors who have provided us with a valid mobile number, which tells them when their blood donation has been sent to a hospital and which hospital has received it.
A SPOKESPERSON for NHS Blood and Transplant says: "Yes, since May 2016, we now provide a text message service to donors who have provided us with a valid mobile number, which tells them when their blood donation has been sent to a hospital and which hospital has received it.
A report published by NHS Blood and Transplant shows 942 people in Tyne and Wear and 682 in County Durham have survived due to life-saving procedures.