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14 June 2016

Blood donors texted when their blood goes to hospitals to save lives

In a new initiative, blood donors across England are now being sent a text message when their blood goes to a hospital to save or improve patient lives.

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18 May 2016

NHS uses virtual reality technology to attract new blood donors

Members of the public encouraged to give virtual blood donation to see the life-saving transformation of patients before their eyes.

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11 April 2016

TV stars ask people to say 'I'm on it'

Blood cancer charity ACLT (AfricanCaribbean Leukaemia Trust) and NHS Blood and Transplant have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.

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22 March 2016

Statement: Recruiting Donors to the BBMR - changes effective 1st April 2016

Over the past year, Blood Donation teams have done a remarkable job recruiting donors to the BBMR, especially young donors and those of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

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07 March 2016

News: NHS Blood and Transplant asks AB + women to donate blood less frequently

NHS Blood and Transplant is writing to female blood donors with the AB + blood group to let them know that we will invite them to give blood less frequently than they may be used to in future.

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03 February 2016

Statement: NHS Blood and Transplant response to the Zika virus

There is a lot of media interest in the UK about the Zika virus. NHS Blood and Transplant is implementing precautionary measures around blood donation.

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01 February 2016

One million people now registered with one of the world’s largest online blood donation appointment booking services

One million people across England and North Wales are now registered to book donation appointments online, making it one of the largest digital booking systems of any blood service in the world.

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04 December 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant explains the Ro subtype

The Ro subtype is blood with a certain combination of genes. What makes donors with the Ro subtype special, is the fact that only 1% of our donors have it.

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06 November 2015

Did you sign up to #BleedForEngland? Book an appointment and help save lives over the holiday season

In just 11 weeks, 101,295 people who have never given blood before registered to donate blood, committing to give up an hour of their time to save and improve lives. They registered during NHS Blood and Transplant’s #BleedForEngland campaign.

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06 October 2015

News: Call for black blood and organ donors to ‘Be There’ for their community

This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to register as blood, organ and stem cell donors and "Be There" for people from their community who need life saving or life enhancing blood transfusions, stem cell transplants and organ transplants.