News and statements
NHSBT makes special appeal to O negative and B negative blood donors
Eligible blood donors in England and North Wales who are O Rh negative (O negative) and B Rh negative (B negative) are being asked to call now to make an appointment to give blood in the next few days or weeks, to help rebuild stocks of these groups.
Young donors asked to be 'One in a Million'
Young blood donors are being called upon as part of a new campaign to increase the number of people on the British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR).
Statement: NHS Blood and Transplant addresses delays for donors at sessions
An article in The Times, published on 14 January 2014, highlighted that administrative reasons prevented around 24,000 donors from giving blood after attending a blood donation session last year.
Statement: False online and social media rumours suggesting NHS Blood and Transplant was privatised
PRUK, a UK firm which worked with plasma products, was part-sold to an American company several years ago but blood donation has not been privatised.
Statement: DoH publishes outcome of Commercial Review of NHSBT
NHSBT welcomes the findings of the Department of Health’s review of its commercial effectiveness and support for its plans to improve its efficiency and effectiveness and deliver further savings to the NHS as an arm’s-length body.