News and statements
Coronavirus: latest advice
We’re asking blood donors to keep donating as normal unless you have been in contact with, or are currently infected by, the virus. Please read the latest advice before attending.
ITV2’s Blood Squad returns to support NHS Blood and Transplant
ITV2’s Blood Squad returns for its fourth year, appealing to young people to help save and improve lives by giving blood.
Biggest ever blood donor recruitment drive launched to help NHS recover
A new campaign is launched to celebrate blood donation and encourage new donors to join the club to aid the NHS recovery.
Steering group concludes that donors no longer need to be asked about a partner’s sexual contact in parts of the world where HIV is very common
Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more equitable way of assessing a donor’s risk of HIV have today been accepted by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Statement on the approval of crizanlizumab for sickle cell disorder
NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes the approval of crizanlizumab by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Rise in genetic antibody disorders that need plasma donors
The father of a two-year-old boy who can’t make antibodies to fight infections is supporting a new NHS appeal for plasma donors.
It's Black History Month
We'd like to say a big thank you to our Black donors and supporters
Schools are now teaching young people how to donate and save lives
All secondary school children in England are now being taught how to save lives through donation.
NHS urges donors to switch from giving blood to platelets for Childhood Cancer Awareness month
A new campaign by NHS Blood and Transplant throughout September aims to raise awareness of the importance of platelet donation in lifesaving cancer care.
NHS Blood and Transplant proud to support appeal for more Black blood donors in Memory of Richard Okorogheye
Bonded by Blood nationwide blood donation campaign launches in memory of 19-year-old sickle cell patient Richard Okorogheye