News and statements

News: Baking sensation Mich Turner joins local students to promote blood donation to Bristol residents

Friday, 10 Oct 2014

Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mich Turner MBE, today joined students at City of Bristol Catering College to launch a new blood donation campaign.

News: Analysis of incidents highlights need for a redesign of the transfusion process

Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014

There needs to be redesign of the transfusion process by mapping and audit, both locally and nationally, if there is to be an eradication of medical errors according to the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Report 2013.

News: NHS Blood and Transplant's Vincent Drive Centre celebrates 50 years of providing life saving support

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

A centre that sits at the heart of blood transfusion, organ donation and stem cell transplants in the West Midlands celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 16 July.

News: Volunteers Needed from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities to Join the Greatest Team in the world and give blood

Thursday, 19 Jun 2014

Black, African and Caribbean people make up just 0.6% of active blood donors* despite representing 4.4% of England s population*, and Asians make up just 2.1% of active blood donors* despite representing 6% of England s population*, according to the latest figures released by NHS Blood and Transplant.

News: NHS Blood and Transplant issues team call up for new blood donors

Monday, 09 Jun 2014

Around 118,000 more first time donors are needed to attend a blood donation session between now and the end of December to protect blood supplies.