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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Today, as NHS Blood and Transplant launch a new organ donation campaign 'The Wait', one Gateshead patient reveals what it is like to wait for that life-changing operation.
Today, as NHS Blood and Transplant launch a new organ donation campaign "The Wait", one Gateshead patient reveals what it is like to wait for that life-changing operation.
However, research commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that 86 per cent of Scots would accept an organ donation if they were in need of a transplant, highlighting the disparity in people willing to accept an organ and those taking action by signing up to the register.
Dr Eric Austin, head of stem cell immunotherapy at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: "This is an exciting project for us to be involved with - especially as the treatment has the potential to lead to life-saving outcomes for a major illness.
BLACK History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to register as blood, organ and stem cell donors and "Be There" for people from their community who need life saving or life enhancing blood transfusions and organ transplants.
In more research published today by NHS Blood and Transplant, a Populus survey of 2,131 people found the equivalent of almost 12 million Brits are aware of Teddy's story.
ALMOST a third of adults in the UK haven't decided whether to donate their organs after death so NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to 'Say Yes I Donate' this National Transplant Week.
NHS Blood and Transplant service figures published last month reveal 111 West Yorkshire residents have died waiting for a transplant in the last five years.
The Welsh Government has con-firmed the Welsh Blood Service, which covers South, Mid and West Wales, will merge with North Wales' NHS Blood and Transplant Service to form a single body from May 2016.
NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for new blood donors following a 40% drop in fresh volunteers in the past decade.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have requirements to store for extended periods haemopoietic stem cells for transplantation.
Jon Latham, NHS Blood and Transplant Assistant Director said: "Blood stock levels can drop dramatically over the busy festive period as Christmas shopping, celebrations and extended public holidays mean giving blood slips off the nation's to-do lists.