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BLOODY scenes aplenty feature in Shakespeare’s works. But three Royal Shakespeare Company actors have stepped from the stage and into the donation chair to give blood for real.
Volunteer blood donors have been helping to save lives for 70 years. Now, NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on young people to be the blood donors of the future, as they celebrate the creation of the National Blood Transfusion Service 70 years ago today.
More than 3,600 patients have received potentially lifesaving bone marrow and stem cell transplants during the last 30 years, thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Eastenders and Dr Who star Joivan Wade gave blood and found out that his blood makes him a very valuable donor.
Blood services around the world join Missing Type campaign to reverse decline in new donors.
Dapo Odumeru, who has been with NHS Blood and Transplant since 2005 made it his personal mission to raise awareness of blood and organ donation with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
In a new initiative, blood donors across England are now being sent a text message when their blood goes to a hospital to save or improve patient lives.
Members of the public encouraged to give virtual blood donation to see the life-saving transformation of patients before their eyes.
Blood cancer charity ACLT (AfricanCaribbean Leukaemia Trust) and NHS Blood and Transplant have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.
Over the past year, Blood Donation teams have done a remarkable job recruiting donors to the BBMR, especially young donors and those of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.