News and statements
Help Save Lives this bank holiday
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to make appointments to donate blood ahead of August Bank Holiday weekend (24 - 26 August 2019).
NHSBT names its regular donor with the rarest blood type
Sue Olds from Cornwall, aged 52, is the only one of NHS Blood and Transplant's 830,860 donors with -D- blood.
Statement: Our position on blood donation by men who have sex with men (MSM)
We want as many people as possible to be able to donate blood safely.
Simonne Kerr: Statement and tributes
We pay tribute to the B Positive Choir member following the sentencing of the man convicted of her murder.
London patient who nearly died from transfusion supports call for more people of black heritage to donate blood
Lanre Ogundimu from Lambeth nearly died after developing an antibody during a transfusion.
Blood types in the fastest growing demand revealed
Donors with the Ro Kell negative types are now the most sought after in the country, after an 50% rise in demand since 2015/16.
Boy meets O negative donor who saved his life as a premature baby
Andrew and Sebastian want to encourage O negative donors to see if family members share this valuable blood type.
Mum who survived car accident meets blood donor who helped save her life
Emily and Karl are supporting a National Blood Week appeal for new male blood donors.
London Blood Donor Centre is now the busiest in Europe
London’s West End Blood Donor Centre can collect 60,000 units of blood a year.
National Blood Week is 10 - 16 June 2019
We’ll be highlighting some of the key issues in blood donation – such as the urgent need for black blood donors, male blood donors, and O negative donors.