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New platelet donor appeal launched for 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.
Number of children treated for Kawasaki disease doubles prompting plea for plasma donors
More than twice as many children needed plasma medicine to treat a disease which can cause childhood heart failure, latest figures show.
Make a New Year’s resolution to help fill appointments left empty due to colds and flu
Make giving blood to save lives your New Year’s resolution and book an appointment to donate in the next few days and weeks to help ensure hospitals get the blood they need this winter.
Mum’s ‘amazing, once in a lifetime’ meeting with a plasma donor
A mum who needed plasma medicine to save her life, and help save her baby’s life, has met with a regular plasma donor.
New funding for local charities and community groups announced
£700,000 to address the shortage of organ, blood and stem cell donors from Black, Asian and mixed ethnic backgrounds has been announced.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star Danai Gurira urges people of Black heritage to donate blood
The star has released an inspiring video appeal in support of the NHS campaign for more people of Black Caribbean and Black African heritage to donate blood.
Blood supply shortage alert to hospitals in England ends
NHS Blood and Transplant has today confirmed the Amber Alert, which saw hospitals needing to restrict the amount of blood they used is lifted today.
NHS teams up with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
NHS Blood and Transplant is teaming up with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in a huge boost to its new campaign to recruit more Black heritage blood donors.
Amber alert issued on blood stocks – existing O Neg and O Pos donors asked to make appointments
An “amber alert” – has come into force today - meaning hospitals have been asked to put in place management plans to protect blood stocks.
Every blood donation session now providing plasma for medicine
This means as a blood donor, you can now save even more lives.