News and statements

07 May 2020

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.

06 May 2020

Coronavirus trial: People across England start donating plasma

People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.

25 April 2020

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

23 March 2020

Extra safety measures after coronavirus uncertainty causes drop in donations

Please keep giving blood as normal after a drop in donations.

18 March 2020

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".

12 March 2020

A lifesaving Mother's Day

Children design Mother's Day cards to encourage blood donation.

10 March 2020

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.

05 March 2020

Call for more black men in London to become blood donors

There's been a gender imbalance in new donors in recent years.

02 March 2020

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.

17 February 2020

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