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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.

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18 June 2015

News: New blood in Glastonbury Line Up

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages festival goers to be this year’s 'headline act'

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12 June 2015

News: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Adults more likely to know lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody than their own blood type

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05 June 2015

News: New blood donors in decline: 40% fewer new blood donors in 2014/5 than 2004/5

Friday 5th June 2015: In advance of National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015), NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that 40% fewer new volunteers came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to a decade ago.

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25 March 2015

News: NHS Blood and Transplant Statement in response to the Penrose Public Inquiry Final Report

I would like to express my sympathy on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant to patients and their families affected by emerging infections before adequate safety measures could be identified and implemented.

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02 March 2015

News: Minister for Health visits North London blood bank to launch innovative Blood 2020 strategy

Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health, launched NHS Blood and Transplant’s Blood 2020 strategy with a visit to Colindale blood centre, North London.

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24 February 2015

News: Innovative five year Blood Strategy to shape the future of blood services in England and North Wales

The strategy sets out a range of initiatives that will build on recent success and help achieve our ambition of being the best organisation of our type in the world for the benefit of patients and the wider NHS while keeping the needs of donors front of mind.

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16 February 2015

News: NHS Blood and Transplant first in UK to use Next Generation Sequencing for HLA typing bone marrow donors

Clinical scientists at NHS Blood and Transplant are pioneering the use of Next Generation Sequencing DNA testing to tissue type bone marrow donors and cord blood units.

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29 January 2015

News: Support World Cancer Day and make a difference this February

NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on residents in England and North Wales to think about those who are battling cancer when they make their blood donations this month.