News and statements
Blood donor and her recipient brought together for emotional Sickle Cell Awareness Month appeal
New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains
‘Magic bags’ of blood help Sophia beat blood cancer
Five-year-old Sophia Bird received around 25 bags of blood and platelets during her blood cancer treatment
Platelet donations help save young Dexter’s life
During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.
Manchester, Norfolk House, Donor Centre to be refurbished to improve donor experience
The refurbishment work, which includes a new floor and redecoration, will take place from Sunday, October 13. The donor centre, which is on Norfolk Street in the city centre, will be closed for the work and will reopen on Thursday, October 24.
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.