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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.

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07 September 2017

Church campaign encourages more black donors

Churches across the country will join together on Prayer Sunday (10 September 2017) to pray for more black people to start saving lives by registering as a blood donor.

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23 July 2017

Scientific review offers chance for more people to give blood

The rules on blood donation in England have changed following a review of blood donor criteria related to risk behaviours by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs.

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20 June 2017

Growing rates of sickle cell disease trigger urgent need for more black donors to give blood

NHS Blood and Transplant launches new campaign #ImThere (I’m there) to inspire new donors to come forward, register and donate

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14 June 2017

Response to the fire in West London

Following the fire in West London we have all the blood hospitals currently need and no urgent donations are required.