News and statements

29 December 2022

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.

02 December 2022

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.

28 November 2022

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.

08 November 2022

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.

02 November 2022

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.

12 October 2022

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.

10 October 2022

Every blood donation session now providing plasma for medicine

This means as a blood donor, you can now save even more lives.

06 October 2022

Record demand for blood donations to help sickle cell patients prompts urgent call for more donors of Black heritage

The NHS is making an urgent call for more blood donors of Black heritage as new figures reveal a record 250 donations are now needed every day to treat sickle cell, the fastest growing genetic condition in the UK.

30 September 2022

New digital badges for donation milestones

Blood and plasma donors can now achieve digital badges for reaching donation milestones.

08 September 2022

Statement on HM Queen Elizabeth II

Statement from Peter Wyman, Chair, for and on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant