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31 October 2019

Love Island finalist Curtis Pritchard gives blood on ITV's Lorraine

Curtis donated on ITV’s Lorraine to raise awareness of the need for young people to register and donate.

25 October 2019

Friends remember Hayley as Leicester Donor Centre marks first birthday

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.

21 October 2019

Let's make Black History Month another record for blood donor sign-ups

More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.

18 October 2019

Young people have the biggest gender gap in blood donation

Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.

01 October 2019

Blood donor and her recipient brought together for emotional Sickle Cell Awareness Month appeal

New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains

18 September 2019

‘Magic bags’ of blood help Sophia beat blood cancer

Five-year-old Sophia Bird received around 25 bags of blood and platelets during her blood cancer treatment

16 September 2019

Platelet donations help save young Dexter’s life

During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.

13 September 2019

Manchester, Norfolk House, Donor Centre to be refurbished to improve donor experience

The refurbishment work, which includes a new floor and redecoration, will take place from Sunday, October 13. The donor centre, which is on Norfolk Street in the city centre, will be closed for the work and will reopen on Thursday, October 24.

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).

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.