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News and statements

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07 March 2016

NHSBT asks AB+ women to donate blood less frequently

NHS Blood and Transplant is writing to female blood donors with the AB + blood group to let them know that we will invite them to give blood less frequently than they may be used to in future.

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03 February 2016

NHSBT response to the Zika virus

There is a lot of media interest in the UK about the Zika virus. NHS Blood and Transplant is implementing precautionary measures around blood donation.

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01 February 2016

One million people now registered with one of the world’s largest online blood donation appointment booking services

One million people across England and North Wales are now registered to book donation appointments online, making it one of the largest digital booking systems of any blood service in the world.

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04 December 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant explains the Ro subtype

The Ro subtype is blood with a certain combination of genes. What makes donors with the Ro subtype special, is the fact that only 1% of our donors have it.

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06 November 2015

Did you sign up to #BleedForEngland? Book an appointment and help save lives over the holiday season

In just 11 weeks, 101,295 people who have never given blood before registered to donate blood, committing to give up an hour of their time to save and improve lives. They registered during NHS Blood and Transplant’s #BleedForEngland campaign.

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06 October 2015

Call for black blood and organ donors to ‘Be There’ for their community

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to register as blood, organ and stem cell donors and "Be There" for people from their community.

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19 June 2015

NHSBT says thank you after a record breaking National Blood Week 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant says thank you to donors, brands, influencers and media after the 'Missing Type' campaign for National Blood Week 2015 (8-14 June 2015) drove thousands of people to register as blood donors.

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18 June 2015

News: New blood in Glastonbury Line Up

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages festival goers to be this year’s 'headline act'

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12 June 2015

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Adults more likely to know lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody than their own blood type

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05 June 2015

New blood donors in decline: 40% fewer new blood donors in 2014/5 than 2004/5

Friday 5th June 2015: In advance of National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015), NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that 40% fewer new volunteers came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to a decade ago.