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News and statements

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16 August 2019

Help Save Lives this bank holiday

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to make appointments to donate blood ahead of August Bank Holiday weekend (24 - 26 August 2019).

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08 July 2019

NHSBT names its regular donor with the rarest blood type

Sue Olds from Cornwall, aged 52, is the only one of NHS Blood and Transplant's 830,860 donors with -D- blood.

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05 July 2019

Statement: Our position on blood donation by men who have sex with men

We want as many people as possible to be able to donate blood safely.

03 July 2019

Simonne Kerr: Statement and tributes

We pay tribute to the B Positive Choir member following the sentencing of the man convicted of her murder.

19 June 2019

London patient who nearly died from transfusion supports call for more people of black heritage to donate blood

Lanre Ogundimu from Lambeth nearly died after developing an antibody during a transfusion.

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15 June 2019

Blood types in the fastest growing demand revealed

Donors with the Ro Kell negative types are now the most sought after in the country, after an 50% rise in demand since 2015/16.

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13 June 2019

Boy meets O negative donor who saved his life as a premature baby

Andrew and Sebastian want to encourage O negative donors to see if family members share this valuable blood type.

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10 June 2019

Mum who survived car accident meets blood donor who helped save her life

Emily and Karl are supporting a National Blood Week appeal for new male blood donors.

15 May 2019

London Blood Donor Centre is now the busiest in Europe

London’s West End Blood Donor Centre can collect 60,000 units of blood a year.

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03 May 2019

National Blood Week is 10 - 16 June 2019

We’ll be highlighting some of the key issues in blood donation – such as the urgent need for black blood donors, male blood donors, and O negative donors.