News and statements

Scientific review offers chance for more people to give blood

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

The Government has today announced changes to the rules on blood donation in England. This follows a review of blood donor criteria related to risk behaviours by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs who advise UK ministers and health departments.

Growing rates of sickle cell disease trigger urgent need for more black donors to give blood

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

NHS Blood and Transplant launches new campaign #ImThere (I’m there) to inspire new donors to come forward, register and donate

Response to London incident

Sunday, 04 Jun 2017

Our thoughts are with everyone affected in London. We have all the blood hospitals currently need and no urgent donations are required.

Response to Manchester incident

Thursday, 25 May 2017

In the hours following the incident, our Blood Centre in Manchester responded to requests for blood from the hospitals treating the casualties.

Cameroon footballers from Manchester support call for more black blood donors

Thursday, 18 May 2017

FOOTBALL team players are urging fellow black people to give blood.