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You can still travel to donate. Giving blood and platelets is essential to the NHS and vulnerable patients. Please keep donating.

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24 February 2015

Innovative five year Blood Strategy to shape the future of blood services in England and North Wales

The strategy sets out a range of initiatives that will build on recent success and help achieve our ambition of being the best organisation of our type in the world.

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16 February 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant first in UK to use Next Generation Sequencing for HLA typing bone marrow donors

Clinical scientists at NHS Blood and Transplant are pioneering the use of Next Generation Sequencing DNA testing to tissue type bone marrow donors and cord blood units.

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29 January 2015

Support World Cancer Day and make a difference this February

NHSBT is calling on residents in England and North Wales to think about those who are battling cancer when they make their blood donations this month.

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28 January 2015

Industrial action on 29 January suspended: all blood donation sessions running as usual

You may have seen in the national news that the industrial action planned across the NHS in England on 29 January has been suspended. This means that all blood donation sessions on this day will be running as usual.

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26 November 2014

NHSBT explains recent communication to Ro donors

We recently wrote to some of our donors who we have identified as having an Ro subtype of their Rhesus blood group, to explain that, wherever practical to do so, we would prefer them to donate on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

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13 November 2014

This Christmas give blood: the gift only you can give

Call for donors to ensure life-saving supplies over busy festive period

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11 November 2014

Young Muslims give blood to mark Muharram

Young British Muslims are being urged to give blood as part of a national campaign for the holy month of Muharram - the Islamic new year.

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30 October 2014

News: Fans of hit TV show to donate blood

Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

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16 October 2014

Call for young black Londoners to give blood and save lives

Young, black Londoners are being urged to step-forward as the next generation of blood donors in a drive to boost life-saving supplies.

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11 October 2014

Organ donation is a 'testimony of love' say Pope

Pope Francis described the act of organ donation as ‘a testimony of love for our neighbour’ as he met with the Transplantation Committee for the Council of Europe (CD-P-TO) who gathered in Rome on Thursday.