News and statements

News: Innovative five year Blood Strategy to shape the future of blood services in England and North Wales

Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

The strategy sets out a range of initiatives that will build on recent success and help achieve our ambition of being the best organisation of our type in the world for the benefit of patients and the wider NHS while keeping the needs of donors front of mind.

News: NHS Blood and Transplant first in UK to use Next Generation Sequencing for HLA typing bone marrow donors

Monday, 16 Feb 2015

Clinical scientists at NHS Blood and Transplant are pioneering the use of Next Generation Sequencing DNA testing to tissue type bone marrow donors and cord blood units.

News: Support World Cancer Day and make a difference this February

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on residents in England and North Wales to think about those who are battling cancer when they make their blood donations this month.

Statement: Industrial action on 29 January suspended - all blood donation sessions running as usual

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015

You may have seen in the national news that the industrial action planned across the NHS in England on 29 January has been suspended. This means that all blood donation sessions on this day will be running as usual.

Statement: NHS Blood and Transplant explains recent communication to Ro donors

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014

We recently wrote to some of our donors who we have identified as having an Ro subtype of their Rhesus blood group, to explain that, wherever practical to do so, we would prefer them to donate on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.