News and statements

08 July 2024

Changes to how we record your sex assigned at birth and gender

To make sure our donors and patients receive the best care possible and as part of our continuous drive to be inclusive, we have made some changes to how we record your sex assigned at birth and gender.

14 June 2024

NHS Blood and Transplant partners with the London Dungeon to encourage new donors to give blood

This World Blood Donor Day, NHS Blood and Transplant has announced its partnership with the London Dungeon to encourage new donors aged 17 and older to come forward and save lives by donating blood.

10 June 2024

O positive and O negative donors asked to urgently book appointments to give blood following London hospitals IT incident

England’s top doctor has today (Monday 10 June) backed calls from NHS Blood and Transplant for O Positive and O Negative blood donors to urgently book appointments to donate following the cyber incident in London.

06 June 2024

Young Wolves fan who received life-changing medicines made from plasma surprised by favourite player

Nine-year-old football fan, Oscar Eckersley, meets his favourite Wolves player, helping him to regain his confidence after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.

20 May 2024

Statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry report

Our statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry report.

16 May 2024

£600,000 to address shortage of organ and blood donors from Black, Asian and Mixed Ethnic backgrounds

New funding opportunities are now available for local charities and community groups to address health inequalities for life-saving transplants or regular blood transfusions.

07 May 2024

Only one unit of blood in country for unique medical case solved by NHS ‘blood detectives’

A mum needed an urgent blood transfusion but there was only one unit in the country which proved to be a match.

03 May 2024

Plasma 10 campaign aims to recruit Birmingham businesses to donate plasma

Renowned West Midlands businessman, Professor Paul Cadman, has launched the Plasma 10 campaign. The campaign aims to recruit ten donors from ten Birmingham businesses within a ten minute walk of the New Street plasma donor centre.

30 April 2024

Microsoft employees come together to donate plasma and inspire others to save lives

During Plasma Donation Week (22nd - 28th April) a dedicated group of donors who work at Microsoft are coming together to join the growing local community of plasma donors and help save thousands of lives across the country each year.

24 April 2024

“290 plasma donations transform my life every year”

The NHS appeals for more plasma donors to come forward to help save lives of people like Gary.