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11 December 2017

B Positive Choir and Lurine Cato say ‘Rise up and Give Blood’

The NHS B Positive Choir and gospel sensation Lurine Cato launch Rise Up, to encourage more people to Rise Up and be counted as blood donors

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28 November 2017

Blood donation rules have changed

The rules on blood donation in England change on 28th November 2017. They give more people the opportunity to donate blood without affecting the safety of the blood supply.

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13 October 2017

MOBO partners with NHS Blood and Transplant to launch B Positive choir

The B Positive choir brings together people who live with sickle cell including their helpers, friends and families through music. They will be performing at the MOBO awards, promoting awareness of the growing need for more black donors.

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07 September 2017

Church campaign encourages more black donors

Churches across the country will join together on Prayer Sunday (10 September 2017) to pray for more black people to start saving lives by registering as a blood donor.

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23 July 2017

Scientific review offers chance for more people to give blood

The rules on blood donation in England have changed following a review of blood donor criteria related to risk behaviours by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs.

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20 June 2017

Growing rates of sickle cell disease trigger urgent need for more black donors to give blood

NHS Blood and Transplant launches new campaign #ImThere (I’m there) to inspire new donors to come forward, register and donate

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14 June 2017

Response to the fire in West London

Following the fire in West London we have all the blood hospitals currently need and no urgent donations are required.

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04 June 2017

Response to London incident

Our thoughts are with everyone affected in London. We have all the blood hospitals currently need and no urgent donations are required.

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25 May 2017

Response to Manchester incident

In the hours following the incident, our Blood Centre in Manchester responded to requests for blood from the hospitals treating the casualties.

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18 May 2017

Cameroon footballers from Manchester support call for more black blood donors

FOOTBALL team players are urging fellow black people to give blood.