News and statements

03 March 2022

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.

01 March 2022

Invasion of Ukraine

Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine at this terrible time.

28 February 2022

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.

21 February 2022

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.

17 January 2022

Don’t ditch the New Year resolution, switch it!

Make a difference by registering as a blood or organ donor.

08 December 2021

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.

17 November 2021

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.

20 October 2021

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.

11 October 2021

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.

06 October 2021

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).