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Every drop counts: Blood donors of the future

7:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday 30 March

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What happens when you pair innovative research with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) policy? Professor Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Director of the Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Donor Health and Genomics, Dr Lois Kim (Dept. of Public Health & Primary Care) and Nick Gleadall (Dept. of Haematology) talk about using blood samples given for research purposes to more efficiently recruit and retain blood donors; to better understand the effects on the body of frequent donation; and to more accurately identify blood type.

This research is conducted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BTRU in Donor Health and Genomics (, in partnership with NHSBT (;, to advance the field of blood donor health. A short discussion (Q&A period) will follow the talk.

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Key words: NHS, medicine, biology, public health, blood donation, blood type, transfusion

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 100
Theme: Health, Explore
Image copyright: “American Red Cross Blood Drive Poster” by Nnena Odim has been modified and is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

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