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13 November 2014

News: This Christmas give blood: the gift only you can give

Call for donors to ensure life-saving supplies over busy festive period

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11 November 2014

News: Young Muslims give blood to mark Muharram

Young British Muslims are being urged to give blood as part of a national campaign for the holy month of Muharram - the Islamic new year.

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30 October 2014

News: Fans of hit TV show to donate blood

Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

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16 October 2014

News: Call for young black Londoners to give blood and save lives

Young, black Londoners are being urged to step-forward as the next generation of blood donors in a drive to boost life-saving supplies.

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11 October 2014

News: Organ donation is a 'testimony of love' say Pope

Pope Francis described the act of organ donation as ‘a testimony of love for our neighbour’ as he met with the Transplantation Committee for the Council of Europe (CD-P-TO) who gathered in Rome on Thursday. The Pontiff’s comments came on the same day as the Catholic Church in England and Wales agreed to join the fleshandblood campaign as a national associate.

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10 October 2014

News: Baking sensation Mich Turner joins local students to promote blood donation to Bristol residents

Celebrity Chef and TV personality Mich Turner MBE, today joined students at City of Bristol Catering College to launch a new blood donation campaign.

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03 September 2014

News: Analysis of incidents highlights need for a redesign of the transfusion process

There needs to be redesign of the transfusion process by mapping and audit, both locally and nationally, if there is to be an eradication of medical errors according to the SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Report 2013.

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17 July 2014

News: NHS Blood and Transplant's Vincent Drive Centre celebrates 50 years of providing life saving support

A centre that sits at the heart of blood transfusion, organ donation and stem cell transplants in the West Midlands celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 16 July.

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19 June 2014

News: Volunteers Needed from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities to Join the Greatest Team in the world and give blood

Black, African and Caribbean people make up just 0.6% of active blood donors* despite representing 4.4% of England s population*, and Asians make up just 2.1% of active blood donors* despite representing 6% of England s population*, according to the latest figures released by NHS Blood and Transplant.

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09 June 2014

News: NHS Blood and Transplant issues team call up for new blood donors

Around 118,000 more first time donors are needed to attend a blood donation session between now and the end of December to protect blood supplies.