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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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19 Jun 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant says thank you after a Record breaking National Blood Week 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant says thank you to donors, brands, influencers and media after the 'Missing Type' campaign for National Blood Week 2015 (8-14 June 2015) drove thousands of people to register as blood donors.

18 Jun 2015

New Blood in Glastonbury Line Up
‘NHS Blood and Transplant encourages festival goers to be this year’s 'headline act'

12 Jun 2015

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
- Adults more likely to know lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody than their own blood type

5 Jun 2015

New blood donors in decline: 40% fewer new blood donors in 2014/5 than 2004/5
Friday 5th June 2015: In advance of National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015), NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that 40% fewer new volunteers came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to a decade ago.

25 Mar 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant Statement in response to the Penrose Public Inquiry Final Report
I would like to express my sympathy on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant to patients and their families affected by emerging infections before adequate safety measures could be identified and implemented.

2 Mar 2015

Minister for Health visits North London blood bank to launch innovative Blood 2020 strategy
Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health, launched NHS Blood and Transplant’s Blood 2020 strategy with a visit to Colindale blood centre, North London.

24 Feb 2015

Innovative five year Blood Strategy to shape the future of blood services in England and North Wales
The strategy sets out a range of initiatives that will build on recent success and help achieve our ambition of being the best organisation of our type in the world for the benefit of patients and the wider NHS while keeping the needs of donors front of mind.

16 Feb 2015

NHSBT first in UK to use Next Generation Sequencing for HLA typing bone marrow donors
Clinical scientists at NHS Blood and Transplant are pioneering the use of Next Generation Sequencing DNA testing to tissue type bone marrow donors and cord blood units.

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