News and statements

16 June 2022

Black donor who has given the most blood of the most in demand type

Peter Jones is the Black donor who has donated more of the highest priority blood type than any other black donor, NHS Blood and Transplant can reveal.

13 June 2022

National Blood Week: One million new blood donors needed over next 5 years

One million more blood donors are needed over the next five years to ensure patients receive the right type of blood to save and improve their lives, with a particular need for Black African, Black Caribbean and younger donors.

05 May 2022

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ stars inspire public to ‘become real-life heroes’ by donating blood as NHS teams up with Marvel Studios

Hollywood A-Listers Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen are calling on fans to ‘become a real-life hero’ by registering to give blood.

14 April 2022

Give Hope this Easter

Church leaders come together at Easter to address urgent need for organ and blood donors of Black heritage

07 April 2022

One year of plasma donations for medicines

On April 7, 2022 NHSBT marks the first-year anniversary of collecting plasma for medicine, a major milestone for the whole of NHS Blood and Transplant.

03 March 2022

Landmark donation eligibility change for Black African heritage donors

Four health charities have teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to promote new blood, platelet, and plasma donor opportunities for Black donors of African heritage.

01 March 2022

Invasion of Ukraine

Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine at this terrible time.

28 February 2022

Rare Disease Day highlights how plasma donation can help patients with rare disease

NHS Blood and Transplant is marking Rare Disease Day with an appeal for people to donate at its three plasma donor centres.

21 February 2022

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 January 2022

Don’t ditch the New Year resolution, switch it!

Make a difference by registering as a blood or organ donor.