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10 December 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant leads international blood search for Zainab Mughal and finds UK donor

Zainab Mughal, aged two, has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.

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20 November 2018

Blood donors urged to tell NHS if they can’t keep their lifesaving appointment before Christmas

Last year donors cancelled one in four appointments and failed to turn up for one in 10.

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24 October 2018

Leicester’s new donor centre needs more than 5,900 new blood donors

A new and improved new blood donor centre opens in Leicester with an urgent appeal for more than 5,900 new blood donors by 2020.

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17 October 2018

Shock horror: Blood donation among top fears of 18-24 year olds

NHS Blood and Transplant and ITV2 join forces to appeal for young blood donors through a Halloween campaign.

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08 October 2018

Call for black donors to join the growing numbers saving lives this Black History Month

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.

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25 September 2018

New platelet donors needed in London to help cancer patients

We need more than 500 new platelet donors at our donor centres in London, in Edgware, Tooting and the West End.

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17 August 2018

Simonne Kerr statement

Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.

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09 July 2018

Urgent need for O negative blood after heatwave and football world cup cut donations

Blood donations have dropped because of the hot weather and England’s fantastic run in the football world cup.

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02 July 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant call for donors to ‘Save England’ during the World Cup

England’s two most capped goalkeepers, Peter Shilton and David Seaman are encouraging men to save the nation through blood donation.

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13 June 2018

Busiest blood centre closing for refurbishment to collect up to 20,000 more donations a year from Londoners

During autumn 2018 NHS Blood and Transplant will be expanding and modernising its flagship West End Blood Donation Centre to provide donors with a better experience.