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17 September 2016

NHSBT celebrates lifesaving stem cell donors and transplants

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.

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24 August 2016

Eastenders and Dr Who actor makes surprising discovery after donating blood

Eastenders and Dr Who star Joivan Wade gave blood and found out that his blood makes him a very valuable donor.

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16 August 2016

Global call for blood donors of the future

Blood services around the world join Missing Type campaign to reverse decline in new donors.

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16 June 2016

Honoured for raising awareness of blood and organ donation

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.

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14 June 2016

Blood donors texted when their blood goes to hospitals to save lives

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.

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18 May 2016

NHS uses virtual reality technology to attract new blood donors

Members of the public encouraged to give virtual blood donation to see the life-saving transformation of patients before their eyes.

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11 April 2016

TV stars ask people to say 'I'm on it'

Blood cancer charity ACLT (AfricanCaribbean Leukaemia Trust) and NHS Blood and Transplant have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.

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22 March 2016

Recruiting Donors to the BBMR - changes effective 1st April 2016

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.

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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.