News and statements

21 January 2019

Call the Midwife episode prompts people to register as blood donors

An episode of the BBC series, Call the Midwife has led to a 46% increase in people registering as new blood donors

10 January 2019

Call for more men to give blood as new figures show twice as many women as men became New Year donors

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

29 December 2018

Newlywed with terminal cancer urges people to keep Christmas blood donation appointments

A new bride was able to spend her first - and probably last - Christmas with her new husband thanks to blood donors.

24 December 2018

London West End Blood Donation Centre to reopen on Christmas Eve

England’s biggest blood donation centre in the heart of London has been expanded and will reopen on Christmas Eve

10 December 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant leads international blood search for Zainab Mughal and finds UK donor

Zainab Mughal, aged two, has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.

20 November 2018

Blood donors urged to tell NHS if they can’t keep their lifesaving appointment before Christmas

Last year donors cancelled one in four appointments and failed to turn up for one in 10.

24 October 2018

Leicester’s new donor centre needs more than 5,900 new blood donors

A new and improved new blood donor centre opens in Leicester with an urgent appeal for more than 5,900 new blood donors by 2020.

17 October 2018

Shock horror: Blood donation among top fears of 18-24 year olds

NHS Blood and Transplant and ITV2 join forces to appeal for young blood donors through a Halloween campaign.

08 October 2018

Call for black donors to join the growing numbers saving lives this Black History Month

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.

25 September 2018

New platelet donors needed in London to help cancer patients

We need more than 500 new platelet donors at our donor centres in London, in Edgware, Tooting and the West End.