News and statements

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

Thursday, 16 Oct 2014

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

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

Saturday, 11 Oct 2014

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.

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

Friday, 10 Oct 2014

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

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

Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014

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.

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

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

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.