News and statements

17 January 2022

Don’t ditch the New Year resolution, switch it!

Make a difference by registering as a blood or organ donor.

14 December 2021

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.

08 December 2021

Funding available to address shortage of donors amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

New funding has just been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.

17 November 2021

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.

20 October 2021

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.

11 October 2021

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.

06 October 2021

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).

05 October 2021

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.

30 September 2021

It's Black History Month

We'd like to say a big thank you to our Black donors and supporters

07 September 2021

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.