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28 November 2019

Craig Doyle and Austin Healey brave the blood donation needle

"There you go, another life saved!" Blood donation isn't usually this competitive. Watch their video.

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15 November 2019

Statement on Freedom to Donate and Unilad’s ‘Illegal Blood Bank’ campaign

Freedom to Donate and Unilad have jointly launched the ‘Illegal Blood Bank’ campaign. NHS Blood and Transplant is not part of this campaign and this is not organised through the FAIR group.

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15 November 2019

Men need to give blood a try

New partnership with BT Sport and NHS Give Blood aims to target men, who are nearly half as likely to start donating blood as women.

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14 November 2019

Blood donation teams train with 'night vision' technology

NHS Blood and Transplant is now using vein scanners to help train donor carers to carry out venepunctures for blood donation.

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13 November 2019

Cambridge’s blood donors stand out for World Kindness Day

To Celebrate World Kindness Day (13th November) NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to register as blood donors to help others.

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05 November 2019

Blood donors get a map showing where their blood has gone

Donors will be emailed a map that shows which hospital received their blood and where it was processed.

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31 October 2019

Love Island finalist Curtis Pritchard gives blood on ITV's Lorraine

Curtis donated on ITV’s Lorraine to raise awareness of the need for young people to register and donate.

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25 October 2019

Friends remember Hayley as Leicester Donor Centre marks first birthday

Hayley Perks helped open the centre but sadly died from cancer, friends have set up campaign to donate in her memory. There has been a 34% increase in new blood donors since the centre opened a year ago.

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22 October 2019

Blood donor selection policy: the work of the FAIR steering group

The FAIR steering group is exploring if a more individualised risk assessment approach to blood donor selection policy is possible whilst ensuring the safe supply of blood to patients.

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21 October 2019

Let's make Black History Month another record for blood donor sign-ups

More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.