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30 May 2018

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types.

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02 May 2018

Changes to your blood donation sessions

As part of our ongoing commitment to develop the services we provide, we’ve made a few changes to the way we run your blood donation sessions. Find out what this means for you.

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14 April 2018

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.

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29 March 2018

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.

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09 March 2018

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.

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06 March 2018

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.

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02 January 2018

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?

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11 December 2017

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

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28 November 2017

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.

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13 October 2017

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.