News and statements
Blood donor selection policy: the work of the FAIR steering group
The FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group has recently concluded that donors who have had the same sexual partner in the last three months and who don’t have an STI should be eligible to donate.
Blood, plasma and platelet donors urged to stick to appointments to help NHS as first full week of second lockdown begins
Blood, plasma and platelet donors in England are being urged to stick to their appointment over the next month.
First person to donate plasma after receiving plasma for COVID
A COVID survivor has become the first person in England to receive convalescent plasma treatment and then donate convalescent plasma himself.
Funding to address shortage of blood donors among Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
First person to hit 10 donations of blood plasma for COVID treatment
A former fighter has become the first person to donate 10 times into NHS Blood and Transplant’s convalescent plasma programme.
Mum of one of the youngest sickle cell patients to rely on donated blood makes appeal for more black donors
Children like 17-month-old Suki urgently need better matched blood to give them the best possible start in life
Donor appeal after September sees highest COVID convalescent plasma use
NHS Blood and Transplant is repeating its urgent call for COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors as new figures show plasma transfusions reached a high during September.
Men who’ve had coronavirus symptoms urged to donate plasma due to shortage of male donors
NHS Blood and Transplant urgently needs men who’ve had coronavirus or the symptoms to volunteer to donate blood plasma.
People with sickle cell are encouraging more black people to donate
To mark Sickle Cell Awareness Month sickle cell patients across London have filmed emotional messages to encourage people of black heritage become regular blood donors.
Facebook teams up with NHS blood service providers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
New blood donation feature on Facebook will allow people to receive updates on Facebook about giving blood, get notified about opportunities to donate at nearby donor centres and invite friends to donate