News and statements
See the B Positive choir perform Rise Up and join our team of lifesaving donors
The B Positive Choir was created by NHS Blood and Transplant to raise awareness of blood donation and we are spreading our message by auditioning on Britain’s Got Talent this weekend.
Urgent call for blood donations before Easter break
NHS Blood and Transplant urgently needs people to donate before Easter because blood stocks are well below normal levels.
Leukaemia patient received lifesaving transplant thanks to selfless NHSBT staff who battled through the bad weather to deliver stem cells
A leukaemia patient at St George’s Hospital in Tooting received a lifesaving stem cell transplant last week after selfless staff at NHS Blood and Transplant battled through the snow to deliver the cells in time.
Blood and platelet donors asked to help rebuild blood stocks hit by the bad weather
It could take weeks for NHS Blood and Transplant to get stocks back on an even keel. So, existing donors of all blood groups are being asked to walk in to one of the fixed site donor centres or to book an appointment at www.blood.co.uk.
Make a resolution in 2018 that changes someone else’s life
This year 131,569 people registered to give blood for the first time - will you join them in 2018 and help to save lives?
B Positive Choir and Lurine Cato say ‘Rise up and Give Blood’
The NHS B Positive Choir and gospel sensation Lurine Cato launch Rise Up, to encourage more people to Rise Up and be counted as blood donors
Blood donation rules have changed
The rules on blood donation in England change on 28th November 2017. They give more people the opportunity to donate blood without affecting the safety of the blood supply.
MOBO partners with NHS Blood and Transplant to launch B Positive choir
The B Positive choir brings together people who live with sickle cell including their helpers, friends and families through music. They will be performing at the MOBO awards, promoting awareness of the growing need for more black donors.
Church campaign encourages more black donors
Churches across the country will join together on Prayer Sunday (10 September 2017) to pray for more black people to start saving lives by registering as a blood donor.
Scientific review offers chance for more people to give blood
The rules on blood donation in England have changed following a review of blood donor criteria related to risk behaviours by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs.