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 average donor is able to donate three organs, so the NHSBT estimates 835 refusals meant 2,505 organs were wasted.
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).
NHSBT aims to recruit 80 more black blood donors to Liverpool centre over the next year, to ensure seriously ill hospital patients get the blood they need.
There were 350,425 male donors in England in 2018/19, down 24.8 per cent from 2013/14 when there were 466,346, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said that last year, 22 adults and 10 children died on the waiting list for a heart transplant or within one year of being removed from the list.
Dr Sara Trompeter, of NHSBT, says: "Patients taking part can now potentially receive more finely matched blood.
sunbeds is "not solution" Dr Sara Trompeter, of NHSBT, says: "Patients taking part can now potentially receive more finely matched blood.
With the festive season coming to an end, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is hoping many will pledge to become regular blood donors for their New Year's resolution.
A plan setting out the agenda for the four UK nations for the next seven years to increase organ donation to "world-class standards" is being launched by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) today.
Bill Fullagar, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) chairman, said: "This is an outstanding achievement that few thought possible.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is challenging people to spare an hour of their time to donate blood.