News and statements

Statement: NHS Blood and Transplant response to the Zika virus

Wednesday, 03 Feb 2016

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.

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

Monday, 01 Feb 2016

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.

Statement: The Ro subtype explained

Friday, 04 Dec 2015

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.

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

Friday, 06 Nov 2015

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.

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

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2015

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.