News and statements
Landmark donation eligibility change for Black African heritage donors
Four health charities have teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to promote new blood, platelet, and plasma donor opportunities for Black donors of African heritage.
Invasion of Ukraine
Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine at this terrible time.
Rare Disease Day highlights how plasma donation can help patients with rare disease
NHS Blood and Transplant is marking Rare Disease Day with an appeal for people to donate at its three plasma donor centres.
Coronavirus: latest advice
National restrictions may have lifted, but we still have extra safety measures in place at our centres. Read the latest advice before coming to donate.
Don’t ditch the New Year resolution, switch it!
Make a difference by registering as a blood or organ donor.
Funding available to address shortage of donors amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
New funding has just been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
ITV2’s Blood Squad returns to support NHS Blood and Transplant
ITV2’s Blood Squad returns for its fourth year, appealing to young people to help save and improve lives by giving blood.
Biggest ever blood donor recruitment drive launched to help NHS recover
A new campaign is launched to celebrate blood donation and encourage new donors to join the club to aid the NHS recovery.
Steering group concludes that donors no longer need to be asked about a partner’s sexual contact in parts of the world where HIV is very common
Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more equitable way of assessing a donor’s risk of HIV have today been accepted by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Statement on the approval of crizanlizumab for sickle cell disorder
NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes the approval of crizanlizumab by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).