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29 January 2015

Support World Cancer Day and make a difference this February

NHSBT is calling on residents in England and North Wales to think about those who are battling cancer when they make their blood donations this month.

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28 January 2015

Industrial action on 29 January suspended: all blood donation sessions running as usual

You may have seen in the national news that the industrial action planned across the NHS in England on 29 January has been suspended. This means that all blood donation sessions on this day will be running as usual.

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26 November 2014

NHSBT explains recent communication to Ro donors

We recently wrote to some of our donors who we have identified as having an Ro subtype of their Rhesus blood group, to explain that, wherever practical to do so, we would prefer them to donate on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

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13 November 2014

This Christmas give blood: the gift only you can give

Call for donors to ensure life-saving supplies over busy festive period

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11 November 2014

Young Muslims give blood to mark Muharram

Young British Muslims are being urged to give blood as part of a national campaign for the holy month of Muharram - the Islamic new year.

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30 October 2014

News: Fans of hit TV show to donate blood

Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

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16 October 2014

Call for young black Londoners to give blood and save lives

Young, black Londoners are being urged to step-forward as the next generation of blood donors in a drive to boost life-saving supplies.

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11 October 2014

Organ donation is a 'testimony of love' say Pope

Pope Francis described the act of organ donation as ‘a testimony of love for our neighbour’ as he met with the Transplantation Committee for the Council of Europe (CD-P-TO) who gathered in Rome on Thursday.

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10 October 2014

Baking sensation Mich Turner joins local students to promote blood donation to Bristol residents

Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mich Turner MBE, today joined students at City of Bristol Catering College to launch a new blood donation campaign.

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03 September 2014

Analysis of incidents highlights need for a redesign of the transfusion process

There needs to be redesign of the transfusion process by mapping and audit, both locally and nationally, if there is to be an eradication of medical errors according to the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Report 2013.