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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According to NHS Blood and Transplant, 1,064 families declined to support donation in 2018/19.
The work, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research and NHS Blood and Transplant and is published in Nature Communications, provides a powerful new research tool for the identification of key host proteins and their domains that are involved in parasite infection.
The idea for the advert came from Judith Martin, formerly Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation and now a Specialist Requester, which involves liaising with families and raising awareness around the issue, for NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).
NHS Blood and Transplant, which provides the blood donation service for England and the organ donation service for the UK, said nationally the number of male donors has 'been dropping worryingly quickly'.
NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for more donors at Liverpool Donor Centre with a rare blood type - demand for which is growing fast.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urgently calling for more men to start donating at the Newcastle donor centre.
She met graphic designer Karl, of Stafford, at a donor session in Birmingham after being brought together by NHS Blood and Transplant. He said: "It was amazing to meet someone you have helped."
It has been developed jointly by scientists from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in Charnwood to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year's resolution for 2019.
NHS Blood and Transplant revealed that 21 people from across the county died while waiting for a new organ - with six of those from the borough.
Nhs blood and transplant wish to pilot a community organising in south london in order to promote blood donation in black african and caribbean communities.