News and statements

See the B Positive Choir perform Rise Up and join our team of lifesaving donors

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018

The B Positive Choir was created by NHS Blood and Transplant to raise awareness of blood donation and we are spreading our message by auditioning on Britain’s Got Talent this weekend.

Urgent call for blood donations before Easter break

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant urgently needs people to donate before Easter because blood stocks are well below normal levels.

Leukaemia patient received lifesaving transplant thanks to selfless NHSBT staff who battled through the bad weather to deliver stem cells

Friday, 09 Mar 2018

A leukaemia patient at St George’s Hospital in Tooting received a lifesaving stem cell transplant last week after selfless staff at NHS Blood and Transplant battled through the snow to deliver the cells in time.

Blood and platelet donors asked to help rebuild blood stocks hit by the bad weather

Tuesday, 06 Mar 2018

It could take weeks for NHS Blood and Transplant to recover the blood needed to get stocks back on an even keel. So, existing donors of all blood groups are being asked to walk in to one of the fixed site donor centres or to book an appointment at

Make a #Date2Donate in 2018 to give blood

Monday, 15 Jan 2018

NHSBT has teamed up with some familiar faces from the world of entertainment, to create a series of videos sharing their experiences of giving blood and encourage friends, family and loved ones come together on a regular basis to make a difference through giving blood.