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Re: Blood Donors

Post by Stanley » 25 Jun 2017, 03:00

You can understand the NHS being super careful. Look at the continuing fall-out from contaminated serum imported from abroad..... May are still suffering.
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Re: Blood Donors

Post by PanBiker » 18 Jul 2017, 12:36

Indeed, the medical screening is a lot more searching than it was when I first started as a donor.

As a follow up to my last donation, I received a text to say that my donation had been passed to Manchester Royal Infirmary for use as required.

This was just after the two week notification of donor illness had passed, you are asked to inform if you become unwell in the fortnight after your donation, up to this point all products can still be traced and withdrawn.
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Re: Blood Donors

Post by Tardis » 24 Aug 2017, 11:06

Having just completed my 3rd Kidney Transplant anniversary and given the OK by the Consultants down here at Treliske, I can only ever thank donors

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Re: Blood Donors

Post by PanBiker » 24 Aug 2017, 13:04

Good news from the consultants I hope it continues.

NHS Blood and Transplant

Links at the bottom for associated registers or click here:

Organ Donation

Bone Marrow Registry

Platelet Donation

Tissue and Eye Donation

Cord Blood Donation

and here is a link to JPAC, (Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee) which tells you how it all works

Blood Transfusion
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Re: Blood Donors

Post by PanBiker » 05 Sep 2017, 18:27

I will bump this for the links in my previous post. This week is National Organ Donor Week. A push to raise awareness of the disparity between the number of patients requiring transplants and the number of organs available. If you sign up make sure you discuss your wishes with your family members.

More info here:

NHS News and Campaigns - Organ Donation
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