Privacy & Legal
You may use the website without providing any personal information. However, if you wish to order promotional materials or contact us using the online forms, you are requested to provide relevant contact details, such as your name, e-mail and postal address and contact telephone number to enable us to provide the information your require.
Online forms provide a means for you to register as a blood donor, join the NHS Organ Donor Register and Bone Marrow Registers, request further information or raise queries. In some cases you may add comments or queries which might also contain personal information. When you register as a donor, you will be required to fill in mandatory fields indicated by an asterisk.
We automatically track certain information about all our website users based on what you do on the site. We use this information to analyse our users' demographics, interests, and behaviour on the site to understand and serve you better . This information we capture for this purpose does not identify any user.
Under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to a copy of any personal information held by us. To request a copy, please contact us in writing to the address below. A fee may be charged for providing your information.
Who to contact
National Blood Service
If you are requesting access to your personal data, please ensure that your application contains a signature that we can check against what we already hold to verify your identity.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a Special Health Authority within the NHS, responsible for managing NHS Blood and Transplant.
This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by NHS Blood and Transplant. The site can be accessed from countries around the World. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of England & Wales by accessing the site both you and we agree that the laws of England shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to the use and contents of this site. You also agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales with respect to such matters.
By accessing and using this website in any way, including, without limitation, browsing the website, registering as a donor, using any information, using any content, using any services, downloading any materials, you agree to and are bound by these Legal Notices. If you do not accept these Legal Notices in full, please cease using this website immediately.
Although we have taken precautions, you should note that the Internet is not a secure medium, and any information sent through the Online Blood Donor Register may be intercepted and may not arrive safely at its ultimate destination.
If accessing any part of the Online Blood Donor Register that requires you to enter a password you agree:
to ensure that any details which you supply to us to register for such access are accurate and to update your profile promptly if any of the details which you have supplied to us about you change;
to keep any personal login name and any password confidential, and to be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of your password by any third party;
that we reserve the right to terminate your access to the Online Blood Donor Register should we consider that your use of the register is detrimental to the Online Blood Donor Register or to other users.
While we will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information provided by the Online Blood Register is accurate, the register (including records of blood stocks, your blood type and quantities of blood donated) is provided to support your own records and you should always check with an appropriately qualified health professional before donating blood.
Use of user-generated content
We reserve the right to include content from sites including but not limited to You Tube, Twitter, Vine, Instagram and Facebook. We do not control the privacy practices of these other sites. Users of such sites take full responsibility for their own content. We use our best endeavours to protect the interests of the individuals featured in the content on our website.
Our use of any user-generated images and video for campaigning purposes will not involve the collection or storage of personal data. No information will be passed to third parties or transferred overseas.
Survey data will be held anonymously and separately, and no identifiable or personal information will be associated with it. All data will be transferred over secure connections.
For privacy and terms applicable to these social media sites please use the links below:
Tools and apps provided by NHSBT for users to generate shareable posts on social media are intended for awareness-raising only. Any Facebook data (profile picture) accessed by a tool or app is used to personalise the resulting asset and is not used for marketing or made available to third parties. Survey responses will be used for ongoing campaign planning purposes, however no personal data will be shared.
The general privacy and terms published by NHSBT apply to content provided by and your use of any NHSBT Facebook (or other social media) app. For full details see privacy and legals.
This additional provision applies to your use of any social media app:
Comments and other content made in response to posts created via our app(s) will not be monitored by NHSBT and will be subject to the social media site's terms and conditions.