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New Blood Donor Centre opens in London
First-time and regular blood donors are being urged to make appointments at the new Blood Donor centre at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush Shopping Centre in London.
Mum urges blood donors to give blood over Christmas
The mum of a little boy who will need a lifesaving blood transfusion just days before Christmas is backing an NHS call for donors to make and keep an appointment to give blood over the festive period.
STRIDES study to improve blood donation
We are working in partnership with the University of Cambridge to conduct a world-leading study aiming to improve the experiences of blood donors in England.
Steering group concludes on a safe way for more men who have sex with men to give blood
Recommendations from the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, to enable a more individualised way of assessing safe blood donations, have today been accepted in full by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Blood, plasma and platelet donors urged to stick to appointments to help NHS as first full week of second lockdown begins
Blood, plasma and platelet donors in England are being urged to stick to their appointment over the next month.
First person to donate plasma after receiving plasma for COVID
A COVID survivor has become the first person in England to receive convalescent plasma treatment and then donate convalescent plasma himself.
Funding to address shortage of blood donors among Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
First person to hit 10 donations of blood plasma for COVID treatment
A former fighter has become the first person to donate 10 times into NHS Blood and Transplant’s convalescent plasma programme.
Mum of one of the youngest sickle cell patients to rely on donated blood makes appeal for more black donors
Children like 17-month-old Suki urgently need better matched blood to give them the best possible start in life
Donor appeal after September sees highest COVID convalescent plasma use
NHS Blood and Transplant is repeating its urgent call for COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors as new figures show plasma transfusions reached a high during September.