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Eastenders and Dr Who actor makes surprising discovery after donating blood

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

Eastenders and Dr Who star Joivan Wade gave blood and found out that his blood makes him a very valuable donor.

News: Global call for blood donors of the future

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

Blood services around the world join Missing Type campaign to reverse decline in new donors.

Honoured for raising awareness of blood and organ donation

Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

Dapo Odumeru, who has been with NHS Blood and Transplant since 2005 made it his personal mission to raise awareness of blood and organ donation with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. His hard work has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Blood donors texted when their blood goes to hospitals to save lives

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

In a new initiative, blood donors across England are now being sent a text message when their blood goes to a hospital to save or improve patient lives.

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.