News and statements

27 April 2023

Mum who has serious illness visits and thanks plasma donors for Plasma Donation Week

A mum whose serious illness is treated by plasma medicine has visited the Reading Plasma Donor Centre to thank staff and donors during the first ever Plasma Donation Week.

24 April 2023

It's Plasma Donation Week

This Plasma Donation Week (24-30 April) we are celebrating our amazing plasma donors and the people they help.

20 April 2023

The most influential Black Britons join forces to campaign for more Black heritage blood donors

The most influential Black people in Britain have today joined forces to launch a new campaign aimed at increasing the number of Black blood donors.

05 April 2023

Grassroots groups get £685,000 in Government funding

Fifty community groups and organisations across England and Wales have received a share of £685,000 funding

04 April 2023

Popular NHS blood donor centre moves to new location within Westfield Stratford City

A popular NHS blood donation centre in Westfield Stratford City has extended its presence at the shopping centre and moved to a new floor, after becoming one of the most successful blood donor centres in England.

15 March 2023

Get involved with our first ever Plasma Donation Week

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is holding its first ever Plasma Donation Week from 24-30 April.

27 February 2023

Mum with incurable ‘one in a million’ disease supports need for plasma donors

A mum with an incurable, ‘one in a million’ disease is backing an appeal for people to register as plasma donors to mark tomorrow’s Rare Disease Day

15 February 2023

NHS appeals to people who signed up last year to give blood to make 2023 the year they save lives

3 in 4 people who registered in 2022 are yet to donate

01 February 2023

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.

26 January 2023

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.