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13 June 2018

Busiest blood centre closing for refurbishment to collect up to 20,000 more donations a year from Londoners

During autumn 2018 NHS Blood and Transplant will be expanding and modernising its flagship West End Blood Donation Centre to provide donors with a better experience.

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12 June 2018

Paul Ince calls for more men to support England in a way that really matters – by giving blood

As the nation gears up to support the England football team in the World Cup, legendary ex-England footballer Paul Ince joins NHS Blood and Transplant to highlight the need for 25,000 new male blood donors.

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03 June 2018

Vote for the wildcard: B Positive choir

The B Positive Choir got a wildcard entry to the finals of Britain's Got Talent. Vote for them on ITV1 at 7.30pm Sunday 3rd June 2018.

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30 May 2018

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types.

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02 May 2018

Changes to your blood donation sessions

As part of our ongoing commitment to develop the services we provide, we’ve made a few changes to the way we run your blood donation sessions. Find out what this means for you.

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14 April 2018

See the B Positive choir perform Rise Up and join our team of lifesaving donors

The B Positive Choir was created by NHS Blood and Transplant to raise awareness of blood donation and we are spreading our message by auditioning on Britain’s Got Talent this weekend.

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29 March 2018

Urgent call for blood donations before Easter break

NHS Blood and Transplant urgently needs people to donate before Easter because blood stocks are well below normal levels.

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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?