News and statements
First ever social media video to encourage more blood donors to ‘give the greatest gift’ this year
NHS Blood and Transplant has launched its first ever festive social media video to encourage people to give the gift of blood this winter.
Wolves players star in new NHS plasma campaign video
Wolverhampton Wanderers support the ‘All Types Can Save Lives’ campaign to help people realise they may be able to donate plasma, which is used to treat more than 50 diseases.
NHS missing out on plasma donations because people don’t know they can donate
The NHS is facing a significant challenge to recruit enough new plasma donors because many people don’t realise they are eligible to donate.
Birmingham plasma donor centre reopens at new site
Birmingham’s Plasma Donor Centre is today [Thursday, September 14] holding a reopening ceremony following a move, modernisation and expansion to bring in 5,500 more plasma donations a year.
Donate differently and give platelets this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
We need more of our A negative, A positive and AB negative giving types to donate differently and give platelets.
Billy Blood Drop goes to University
Billy Blood Drop is going to University to help you find your local donor centre
Urgent NHS plea for more donors of Black heritage during Sickle Cell Awareness Month
A husband and wife who rely on 200 people a year to save their lives are backing an urgent call from the NHS for more blood donors from the Black community to help people with sickle cell.
Bedford blood donor Jill shares 75th birthday with NHS
Jill Johnston from Bedford, who is a regular blood donor at Cambridge donor centre, is celebrating her 75th birthday on the same day as the NHS this week.
Ban lifted on use of UK plasma to manufacture life-saving albumin treatments
Leading scientists at the independent Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) have confirmed that albumin, a critically important medicine for the NHS, can now be safely derived from UK plasma donors.
Dalgety Teas to support the NHS to reach 100,000 potential new blood donors of Black heritage
People of Black heritage are being encouraged to save lives by becoming a blood donor as part of a new partnership between NHS Blood and Transplant and Dalgety Teas.