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NHS Blood and Transplant is now using vein scanners to help train donor carers to carry out venepunctures for blood donation.
To Celebrate World Kindness Day (13th November) NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to register as blood donors to help others.
Donors will be emailed a map that shows which hospital received their blood and where it was processed.
Curtis donated on ITV’s Lorraine to raise awareness of the need for young people to register and donate.
Hayley Perks helped open the centre but sadly died from cancer, friends have set up campaign to donate in her memory. There has been a 34% increase in new blood donors since the centre opened a year ago.
The FAIR steering group is exploring if a more individualised risk assessment approach to blood donor selection policy is possible whilst ensuring the safe supply of blood to patients.
More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.
Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.
New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains
Five-year-old Sophia Bird received around 25 bags of blood and platelets during her blood cancer treatment