Are you the #GivingType?

The NHS needs more giving types to donate plasma in Birmingham, Reading and Twickenham to treat over 50 different diseases...

Are you the giving type?

As a nation, we’re a generous lot. We freely give our time, money, and skill to help good causes.

Giving comes naturally to us: you could say that giving is in our blood.

Funnily enough, it’s blood we need more people to give. More blood, plasma and platelets are needed to continue saving and improving people’s lives.

That’s why NHS Blood and Transplant launched its #GivingType campaign, with the target of finding 140,000 more giving types to come forward as donors.


Our Giving Type campaign, kickstarted during National Blood Week in June, is aimed at inspiring people to register as donors, as well as prompting existing blood donors to consider donating plasma or platelets.

Without the generosity of giving types, the NHS would be without the much-needed blood, plasma and platelets it needs to ease emergencies, help fight sickle cell and combat cancer.

Donating plasma is easy and only takes around an hour. Plasma contains antibodies, known as immunoglobulins, which fight infections. These antibodies are made into medicines to help people with rare diseases, immune disorders and genetic conditions. You can find out more about giving plasma here.

Know someone who’s the giving type? Why not reach out to them and help us to reach our target of 140,000 new donors?

Spread our #GivingType message online among your followers, friends and family, using the images below. Every share or post will help inspire other giving types to help save even more lives.