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18 September 2019

‘Magic bags’ of blood help Sophia beat blood cancer

Five-year-old Sophia Bird received around 25 bags of blood and platelets during her blood cancer treatment

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16 September 2019

Platelet donations help save young Dexter’s life

During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.

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13 September 2019

Manchester Norfolk House Donor Centre to be refurbished to improve donor experience

The refurbishment work, which includes a new floor and redecoration, will take place from Sunday, October 13. The donor centre, which is on Norfolk Street in the city centre, will be closed for the work and will reopen on Thursday, October 24.

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16 August 2019

Help Save Lives this bank holiday

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to make appointments to donate blood ahead of August Bank Holiday weekend (24 - 26 August 2019).

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08 July 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant names its regular donor with the rarest blood type

Sue Olds from Cornwall, aged 52, is the only one of NHS Blood and Transplant's 830,860 donors with -D- blood.

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05 July 2019

Statement: Our position on blood donation by men who have sex with men

We want as many people as possible to be able to donate blood safely.

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03 July 2019

Simonne Kerr: Statement and tributes

We pay tribute to the B Positive Choir member following the sentencing of the man convicted of her murder.

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19 June 2019

London patient who nearly died from transfusion supports call for more people of black heritage to donate blood

Lanre Ogundimu from Lambeth nearly died after developing an antibody during a transfusion.

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15 June 2019

Blood types in the fastest growing demand revealed

Donors with the Ro Kell negative types are now the most sought after in the country, after an 50% rise in demand since 2015/16.

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13 June 2019

Boy meets O negative donor who saved his life as a premature baby

Andrew and Sebastian want to encourage O negative donors to see if family members share this valuable blood type.