News and statements
First COVID-19 patients receiving convalescent plasma transfusions
Convalescent plasma is now being supplied to hospitals by NHSBT and the first transfusions have taken place.
Coronavirus trial: People across England start donating plasma
People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.
Major COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme announced
NHS Blood and Transplant is now leading a major new programme, on behalf of the Government, to collect convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19
Extra safety measures after coronavirus uncertainty causes drop in donations
Please keep giving blood as normal after a drop in donations.
A special message to donors
Area matron, Penny, sends a special request to donors during the coronavirus pandemic: "Please donate when you can - hospitals and patients are relying on you".
A lifesaving Mother's Day
Children design Mother's Day cards to encourage blood donation.
Mike’s emotional donation day in memory of his 12-year-old son Oliver
Mike Brown has organised an emotional blood donation event to mark what would have been his son Oliver’s 12th birthday.
Call for more black men in London to become blood donors
There's been a gender imbalance in new donors in recent years.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
If you have travelled to a coronavirus risk area or been in contact with the virus, please read our latest advice before donating.
Couple celebrate Valentine’s Day with lifesaving joint blood donation at Bradford Donor Centre
Lucy and Greg Shaw of Bingley, West Yorkshire, made a life-saving appointment to give blood together