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10 January 2020

Target for new male donors up 26% for 2020

The need for young men to start donating blood is vital due to a serious gender imbalance in new donors

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31 December 2019

NHSBT is asking men to become lifesavers this New Year

The new campaign will ask more men to get involved and donate in 2020

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23 December 2019

Join Ugo Monye: be a blood super hero

Rugby star Ugo Monye becomes Bloodman in an effort to recruit more male blood donors

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20 December 2019

Do something amazing this Christmas time

Book an appointment to give blood over the festive period – especially on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.

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17 December 2019

‘Missing Type’ blood donation campaign named campaign of the decade

NHSBT and Engine Group’s ‘Missing Type’ blood donation campaign named ‘Campaign of the Decade’ by industry magazine PR Week.

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16 December 2019

Platelet donor Kathleen reaches an incredible 1500 donation credits

Kathleen Hodson's latest platelet donation brought her overall blood and platelet donation credits to an astounding 1500!

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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.