News and statements

Honoured for raising awareness of blood and organ donation

Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

Dapo Odumeru, who has been with NHS Blood and Transplant since 2005 made it his personal mission to raise awareness of blood and organ donation with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. His hard work has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Blood donors texted when their blood goes to hospitals to save lives

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

In a new initiative, blood donors across England are now being sent a text message when their blood goes to a hospital to save or improve patient lives.

News: NHS uses virtual reality technology to attract new blood donors

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Members of the public encouraged to give virtual blood donation to see the life-saving transformation of patients before their eyes.

TV stars ask people to say 'I'm on it'

Monday, 11 Apr 2016

Blood cancer charity ACLT (AfricanCaribbean Leukaemia Trust) and NHS Blood and Transplant have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.

Statement: Recruiting Donors to the BBMR - changes effective 1st April 2016

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016

Over the past year, Blood Donation teams have done a remarkable job recruiting donors to the BBMR, especially young donors and those of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.