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15 May 2019

London Blood Donor Centre is now the busiest in Europe

London’s West End Blood Donor Centre can collect 60,000 units of blood a year.

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03 May 2019

Save the date: National Blood Week is 10-16 June 2019

We’ll be highlighting some of the key issues in blood donation – such as the urgent need for black blood donors, male blood donors, and O negative donors.

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29 April 2019

Urgent appeal for 5,200 new black blood donors in key areas

Black people in three key areas are being urged to register to give blood after new figures revealed an urgent shortage of black donors.

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08 March 2019

B Positive choir to perform in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen

The B Positive choir will on Monday (March 11) have the honour of performing at the annual Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey, in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.

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04 February 2019

4,900 new blood donors needed this February

We're recruiting new donors with high priority blood types.

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03 February 2019

Blood donation session cancellations due to heavy snow

As a result of the bad weather, some blood donation sessions for Sunday 3rd February have been cancelled, and Oxford Donor Centre has temporarily closed.

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28 January 2019

B Positive star with life threatening disease in real time blood donation campaign

Advertising screens in some of the UK’s biggest cities will show hard-hitting statistics and real-life images of people whose lives were saved through blood donation, such as B Positive star Mary Adeturinmo.

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21 January 2019

Call the Midwife episode prompts people to register as blood donors

An episode of the BBC series, Call the Midwife has led to a 46% increase in people registering as new blood donors

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10 January 2019

Call for more men to give blood as new figures show twice as many women as men became New Year donors

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

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29 December 2018

Newlywed with terminal cancer urges people to keep Christmas blood donation appointments

A new bride was able to spend her first - and probably last - Christmas with her new husband thanks to blood donors.