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Coronavirus update

Please make sure you are able to donate by reading our coronavirus advice for donors.

News and statements

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10 March 2020

Mike’s emotional donation day in memory of his 12-year-old son Oliver

Mike Brown has organised an emotional blood donation event to mark what would have been his son Oliver’s 12th birthday.

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05 March 2020

Call for more black men in London to become blood donors

There's been a gender imbalance in new donors in recent years.

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02 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

If you have travelled to a coronavirus risk area or been in contact with the virus, please read our latest advice before donating.

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17 February 2020

Couple celebrate Valentine’s Day with lifesaving joint blood donation at Bradford Donor Centre

Lucy and Greg Shaw of Bingley, West Yorkshire, made a life-saving appointment to give blood together

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05 February 2020

NHSBT partner with video game ‘Table Manners’ to promote giving blood this Valentine’s Day

Players of the video game will be encouraged to start donating blood as part of our ‘What’s Your Type?’ Valentine’s campaign

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04 February 2020

Blood mobile comes to London

We’re trialling a different way to give blood.

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03 February 2020

Ugo Monye has a rush of Flood to the head

The BT Sport team pin their hopes on Toby Flood in an effort to recruit more male blood donors

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03 February 2020

Is David the biggest lifesaver in England?

David is the most common name among male blood donors, NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed, to support its campaign for more men to start donating blood.

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28 January 2020

Local air ambulance supports O negative appeal after lifesaving transfusion

The importance of giving blood and the impact it can have on saving someone’s life is clear in 17-year-old Oliver Berry’s story.

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10 January 2020

Target for new male donors up 26% for 2020

The need for young men to start donating blood is vital due to a serious gender imbalance in new donors