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Coronavirus update

Please make sure you are able to donate by reading our coronavirus advice for donors.

News and statements

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06 April 2020

Coronavirus: latest updates

We’re asking blood donors to keep donating as normal unless you have been in contact with, or are currently infected by, the virus. Please read the latest advice before attending.

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23 March 2020

Extra safety measures after coronavirus uncertainty causes drop in donations

Please keep giving blood as normal after a drop in donations.

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18 March 2020

A special message to donors

Area matron, Penny, sends a special request to donors during the coronavirus pandemic: "Please donate when you can - hospitals and patients are relying on you".

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12 March 2020

A lifesaving Mother's Day

Children design Mother's Day cards to encourage blood donation.

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10 March 2020

Mike’s emotional donation day in memory of his 12-year-old son Oliver

Mike Brown has organised an emotional blood donation event to mark what would have been his son Oliver’s 12th birthday.

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05 March 2020

Call for more black men in London to become blood donors

There's been a gender imbalance in new donors in recent years.

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02 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

If you have travelled to a coronavirus risk area or been in contact with the virus, please read our latest advice before donating.

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25 February 2020

Save the date: National Blood Week 2020 starts on June 8th

This year’s National Blood Week will start on Monday, June 8th, finishing on June 14th, which is World Blood Donor Day.

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17 February 2020

Couple celebrate Valentine’s Day with lifesaving joint blood donation at Bradford Donor Centre

Lucy and Greg Shaw of Bingley, West Yorkshire, made a life-saving appointment to give blood together

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05 February 2020

NHSBT partner with video game ‘Table Manners’ to promote giving blood this Valentine’s Day

Players of the video game will be encouraged to start donating blood as part of our ‘What’s Your Type?’ Valentine’s campaign