News and statements

30 October 2014

News: Fans of hit TV show to donate blood

Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

16 October 2014

Call for young black Londoners to give blood and save lives

Young, black Londoners are being urged to step-forward as the next generation of blood donors in a drive to boost life-saving supplies.

11 October 2014

Organ donation is a 'testimony of love' say Pope

Pope Francis described the act of organ donation as ‘a testimony of love for our neighbour’ as he met with the Transplantation Committee for the Council of Europe (CD-P-TO) who gathered in Rome on Thursday.

10 October 2014

Baking sensation Mich Turner joins local students to promote blood donation to Bristol residents

Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mich Turner MBE, today joined students at City of Bristol Catering College to launch a new blood donation campaign.

03 September 2014

Analysis of incidents highlights need for a redesign of the transfusion process

There needs to be redesign of the transfusion process by mapping and audit, both locally and nationally, if there is to be an eradication of medical errors according to the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Report 2013.

17 July 2014

NHSBT's Vincent Drive Centre celebrates 50 years of providing life saving support

A centre that sits at the heart of blood transfusion, organ donation and stem cell transplants in the West Midlands celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 16 July.

19 June 2014

Volunteers Needed from BAME Communities to Join the Greatest Team in the world and give blood

Figures have been released by NHS Blood and Transplant to coincide with the start of National Blood Week (9-15 June) to encourage more people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to donate blood and save lives.

09 June 2014

NHSBT issues team call up for new blood donors

Around 118,000 more first time donors are needed to attend a blood donation session between now and the end of December to protect blood supplies.

27 May 2014

NHSBT join forces with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

This is the first time that NHS Blood and Transplant, which collects donated blood in England and North Wales and manages the UK's organ donation system, has entered into a potentially life-saving partnership with an emergency service.

20 May 2014

Give blood and be part of the Greatest Team in the World

Adrian Chiles and Lee Dixon recreate iconic football images to encourage people to donate blood this summer