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4,900 new blood donors needed this February
We're recruiting new donors with high priority blood types.
B Positive star with life threatening disease in real time blood donation campaign
Advertising screens in some of the UK’s biggest cities will show hard-hitting statistics and real-life images of people whose lives were saved through blood donation, such as B Positive star Mary Adeturinmo.
Call the Midwife episode prompts people to register as blood donors
An episode of the BBC series, Call the Midwife has led to a 46% increase in people registering as new blood donors
Call for more men to give blood as new figures show twice as many women as men became New Year donors
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.
Newlywed with terminal cancer urges people to keep Christmas blood donation appointments
A new bride was able to spend her first - and probably last - Christmas with her new husband thanks to blood donors.
London West End Blood Donation Centre to reopen on Christmas Eve
England’s biggest blood donation centre in the heart of London has been expanded and will reopen on Christmas Eve
NHS Blood and Transplant leads international blood search for Zainab Mughal and finds UK donor
Zainab Mughal, aged two, has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.
Blood donors urged to tell NHS if they can’t keep their lifesaving appointment before Christmas
Last year donors cancelled one in four appointments and failed to turn up for one in 10.
Leicester’s new donor centre needs more than 5,900 new blood donors
A new and improved new blood donor centre opens in Leicester with an urgent appeal for more than 5,900 new blood donors by 2020.
Shock horror: Blood donation among top fears of 18-24 year olds
NHS Blood and Transplant and ITV2 join forces to appeal for young blood donors through a Halloween campaign.