News and statements

News: NHS Blood and Transplant's Vincent Drive Centre celebrates 50 years of providing life saving support

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

A centre that sits at the heart of blood transfusion, organ donation and stem cell transplants in the West Midlands celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 16 July.

News: Volunteers Needed from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities to Join the Greatest Team in the world and give blood

Thursday, 19 Jun 2014

Black, African and Caribbean people make up just 0.6% of active blood donors* despite representing 4.4% of England s population*, and Asians make up just 2.1% of active blood donors* despite representing 6% of England s population*, according to the latest figures released by NHS Blood and Transplant.

News: NHS Blood and Transplant issues team call up for new blood donors

Monday, 09 Jun 2014

Around 118,000 more first time donors are needed to attend a blood donation session between now and the end of December to protect blood supplies.

News: NHS Blood and Transplant join forces with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

This is the first time that NHS Blood and Transplant, which collects donated blood in England and North Wales and manages the UK's organ donation system, has entered into a potentially life-saving partnership with an emergency service.

News: Give blood and be part of the Greatest Team in the World

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Adrian Chiles and Lee Dixon recreate iconic football images to encourage people to donate blood this summer