News and statements

20 May 2024

Statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry report

Our statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry report.

16 May 2024

£600,000 to address shortage of organ and blood donors from Black, Asian and Mixed Ethnic backgrounds

New funding opportunities are now available for local charities and community groups to address health inequalities for life-saving transplants or regular blood transfusions.

07 May 2024

Only one unit of blood in country for unique medical case solved by NHS ‘blood detectives’

A mum needed an urgent blood transfusion but there was only one unit in the country which proved to be a match.

03 May 2024

Plasma 10 campaign aims to recruit Birmingham businesses to donate plasma

Renowned West Midlands businessman, Professor Paul Cadman, has launched the Plasma 10 campaign. The campaign aims to recruit ten donors from ten Birmingham businesses within a ten minute walk of the New Street plasma donor centre.

30 April 2024

Microsoft employees come together to donate plasma and inspire others to save lives

During Plasma Donation Week (22nd - 28th April) a dedicated group of donors who work at Microsoft are coming together to join the growing local community of plasma donors and help save thousands of lives across the country each year.

24 April 2024

“290 plasma donations transform my life every year”

The NHS appeals for more plasma donors to come forward to help save lives of people like Gary.

25 March 2024

You might not know what plasma is, but you might know these celebrities

Many people rely on medicines made from plasma to treat a variety of immune disorders, including those affecting celebrities such as Celine Dion (stiff person syndrome), Mrs Hinch’s son (Kawasaki disease) and Sufjan Stevens (Guillain Barre syndrome).

22 March 2024

Pastor calls on people from Christian communities to “be the answer to someone’s prayers” this Easter by giving blood

A pastor who gave blood for the first time alongside family and friends in memory of two loved ones is encouraging others to “be the answer to someone’s prayers” by becoming a donor.

22 March 2024

NHS Blood and Transplant host Plasma Awareness Parliamentary event in Parliament with charity stakeholders

On Wednesday 20 March NHS Blood and Transplant hosted a Plasma Awareness Parliamentary event in Parliament with charity stakeholders; Societi – The UK Kawasaki Foundation and Immunodeficiency UK.

27 February 2024

NHS Blood and Transplant now using virtual reality training for blood transfusion matching

A man who receives lifesaving blood used a new NHS virtual reality package to learn how blood is matched.