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01 February 2016

One million people now registered with one of the world’s largest online blood donation appointment booking services

One million people across England and North Wales are now registered to book donation appointments online, making it one of the largest digital booking systems of any blood service in the world.

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04 December 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant explains the Ro subtype

The Ro subtype is blood with a certain combination of genes. What makes donors with the Ro subtype special, is the fact that only 1% of our donors have it.

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06 November 2015

Did you sign up to #BleedForEngland? Book an appointment and help save lives over the holiday season

In just 11 weeks, 101,295 people who have never given blood before registered to donate blood, committing to give up an hour of their time to save and improve lives. They registered during NHS Blood and Transplant’s #BleedForEngland campaign.

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06 October 2015

News: Call for black blood and organ donors to ‘Be There’ for their community

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to register as blood, organ and stem cell donors and "Be There" for people from their community who need life saving or life enhancing blood transfusions, stem cell transplants and organ transplants.

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16 September 2015

News: Less than 3% of people support England in a way that really matters – by giving blood

England rugby legends back BleedForEngland campaign to highlight the aim for 100,000 new volunteers to register as blood donors between England’s first warm-up game and the end of the World’s biggest rugby tournament

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19 June 2015

News: NHS Blood and Transplant says thank you after a record breaking National Blood Week 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant says thank you to donors, brands, influencers and media after the 'Missing Type' campaign for National Blood Week 2015 (8-14 June 2015) drove thousands of people to register as blood donors.

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18 June 2015

News: New blood in Glastonbury Line Up

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages festival goers to be this year’s 'headline act'

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12 June 2015

News: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Adults more likely to know lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody than their own blood type

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05 June 2015

News: New blood donors in decline: 40% fewer new blood donors in 2014/5 than 2004/5

Friday 5th June 2015: In advance of National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015), NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that 40% fewer new volunteers came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to a decade ago.

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25 March 2015

News: NHS Blood and Transplant Statement in response to the Penrose Public Inquiry Final Report

I would like to express my sympathy on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant to patients and their families affected by emerging infections before adequate safety measures could be identified and implemented.