News and statements
NHSBT welcomes the decision by Ministers to lift the ban on UK plasma for fractionation following a review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM).
First-time and regular blood donors are being urged to make appointments at the new Blood Donor centre at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush Shopping Centre in London.
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.
The mum of a little boy who will need a lifesaving blood transfusion just days before Christmas is backing an NHS call for donors to make and keep an appointment to give blood over the festive period.
We are working in partnership with the University of Cambridge to conduct a world-leading study aiming to improve the experiences of blood donors in England.
Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more individualised way of assessing safe blood donations, have today been accepted in full by the Department of Health and Social Care.
The FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group has recently concluded that donors who have had the same sexual partner in the last three months and who don’t have an STI should be eligible to donate.
Blood, plasma and platelet donors in England are being urged to stick to their appointment over the next month.
A COVID survivor has become the first person in England to receive convalescent plasma treatment and then donate convalescent plasma himself.
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.