News and statements

News: NHS uses virtual reality technology to attract new blood donors

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Members of the public encouraged to give virtual blood donation to see the life-saving transformation of patients before their eyes.

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

Monday, 11 Apr 2016

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

Statement: Recruiting Donors to the BBMR - changes effective 1st April 2016

Tuesday, 22 Mar 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.

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

Monday, 07 Mar 2016

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.

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.