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New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains
Five-year-old Sophia Bird received around 25 bags of blood and platelets during her blood cancer treatment
During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.
The refurbishment work, which includes a new floor and redecoration, will take place from Sunday, October 13. The donor centre, which is on Norfolk Street in the city centre, will be closed for the work and will reopen on Thursday, October 24.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to make appointments to donate blood ahead of August Bank Holiday weekend (24 - 26 August 2019).
Sue Olds from Cornwall, aged 52, is the only one of NHS Blood and Transplant's 830,860 donors with -D- blood.
We want as many people as possible to be able to donate blood safely.
We pay tribute to the B Positive Choir member following the sentencing of the man convicted of her murder.
Lanre Ogundimu from Lambeth nearly died after developing an antibody during a transfusion.
Donors with the Ro Kell negative types are now the most sought after in the country, after an 50% rise in demand since 2015/16.