News and statements

22 November 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.

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.

02 September 2021

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.

25 August 2021

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