News and statements

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.

News: Less than 3% of people support England in a way that really matters – by giving blood

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

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

News: NHS Blood and Transplant says thank you after a record breaking National Blood Week 2015

Friday, 19 Jun 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.