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11 April 2016

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

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

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22 March 2016

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

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07 March 2016

News: NHS Blood and Transplant asks AB + women to donate blood less frequently

NHS Blood and Transplant is writing to female blood donors with the AB + blood group to let them know that we will invite them to give blood less frequently than they may be used to in future.

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03 February 2016

Statement: NHS Blood and Transplant response to the Zika virus

There is a lot of media interest in the UK about the Zika virus. NHS Blood and Transplant is implementing precautionary measures around blood donation.

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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.