News and statements

14 February 2024

Blood, plasma, and platelet donors in Birmingham surprised with roses for Valentine’s Day

Several blood, plasma, and platelet donors at Birmingham donor centre were surprised with an appropriately coloured rose to mark Valentine’s Day and thank them for their life-saving generosity.

01 February 2024

Start giving platelets this World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging blood donors who have blood types A negative, A positive and AB negative to consider switching to donating platelets.

17 January 2024

Call for more Millennials and Gen Zs to give blood as NHS reveals most donors are over 45

The NHS is calling for more younger donors to give blood as it is revealed that for the first time in five years there are more donors over the age of 45 than under.

22 December 2023

London College of Communication students create impactful NHS blood donation campaign

To mark the NHS 75th anniversary, students from London College of Communication developed a campaign to encourage more young people to give blood.

22 November 2023

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.

17 November 2023

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.

13 November 2023

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.

14 September 2023

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.

08 September 2023

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.

08 September 2023

Billy Blood Drop goes to University

Billy Blood Drop is going to University to help you find your local donor centre