News and statements

25 March 2024

You might not know what plasma is, but you might know these celebrities

Many people rely on medicines made from plasma to treat a variety of immune disorders, including those affecting celebrities such as Celine Dion (stiff person syndrome), Mrs Hinch’s son (Kawasaki disease) and Sufjan Stevens (Guillain Barre syndrome).

22 March 2024

Pastor calls on people from Christian communities to “be the answer to someone’s prayers” this Easter by giving blood

A pastor who gave blood for the first time alongside family and friends in memory of two loved ones is encouraging others to “be the answer to someone’s prayers” by becoming a donor.

22 March 2024

NHS Blood and Transplant host Plasma Awareness Parliamentary event in Parliament with charity stakeholders

On Wednesday 20 March NHS Blood and Transplant hosted a Plasma Awareness Parliamentary event in Parliament with charity stakeholders; Societi – The UK Kawasaki Foundation and Immunodeficiency UK.

27 February 2024

NHS Blood and Transplant now using virtual reality training for blood transfusion matching

A man who receives lifesaving blood used a new NHS virtual reality package to learn how blood is matched.

14 February 2024

Blood, plasma, and platelet donors in Birmingham surprised with roses for Valentine’s Day

Several blood, plasma, and platelet donors at Birmingham donor centre were surprised with an appropriately coloured rose to mark Valentine’s Day and thank them for their life-saving generosity.

01 February 2024

Start giving platelets this World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging blood donors who have blood types A negative, A positive and AB negative to consider switching to donating platelets.

17 January 2024

Call for more Millennials and Gen Zs to give blood as NHS reveals most donors are over 45

The NHS is calling for more younger donors to give blood as it is revealed that for the first time in five years there are more donors over the age of 45 than under.

22 December 2023

London College of Communication students create impactful NHS blood donation campaign

To mark the NHS 75th anniversary, students from London College of Communication developed a campaign to encourage more young people to give blood.

22 November 2023

First ever social media video to encourage more blood donors to ‘give the greatest gift’ this year

NHS Blood and Transplant has launched its first ever festive social media video to encourage people to give the gift of blood this winter.

17 November 2023

Wolves players star in new NHS plasma campaign video

Wolverhampton Wanderers support the ‘All Types Can Save Lives’ campaign to help people realise they may be able to donate plasma, which is used to treat more than 50 diseases.