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.
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 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.
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.
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.