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National press releases

Below is a list of the most recent national press releases relating to NHS Blood and Transplant.

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13 Nov 2014

This Christmas give blood: the gift only you can give
THIS CHRISTMAS more than 200,000 blood donors are needed to give a very special gift and help hundreds of thousands of patients.

11 Nov 2014

Young Muslims give blood to mark Muharram
Young British Muslims are being urged to give blood as part of a national campaign for the holy month of Muharram - the Islamic new year.

30 Oct 2014

Fans of hit tv show to donate blood
Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

16 Oct 2014

Call for young black Londoners to give blood and save lives
YOUNG, black Londoners are being urged to step-forward as the next generation of blood donors in a drive to boost life-saving supplies.

11 Oct 2014

Organ donation is a “testimony of love” say Pope
Pope Francis described the act of organ donation as ‘a testimony of love for our neighbour’ as he met with the Transplantation Committee for the Council of Europe (CD-P-TO) who gathered in Rome on Thursday. The Pontiff’s comments came on the same day as the Catholic Church in England and Wales agreed to join the fleshandblood campaign as a national associate.

10 Oct 2014

Baking sensation Mich Turner joins local students to promote blood donation to Bristol residents
Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mich Turner MBE, today joined students at City of Bristol Catering College to launch a new blood donation campaign.

3 Sep 2014

Analysis of incidents highlights need for a redesign of the transfusion process
There needs to be redesign of the transfusion process by mapping and audit, both locally and nationally, if there is to be an eradication of medical errors according to the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Report 2013.

17 Jul 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant s Vincent Drive Centre celebrates 50 years of providing life saving support
A centre that sits at the heart of blood transfusion, organ donation and stem cell transplants in the West Midlands celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 16 July.

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