Blood collection

Join a friendly and welcoming team

Have you ever thought about where the blood used in hospitals comes from?

The NHS relies on members of the public (donors) giving voluntary donations of blood so that they can save and improve the lives of others.  These donations are used when needed for example during surgery, after an accident or to treat patients with life threatening conditions.

Our hard working blood collection teams set up the blood donation sessions before welcoming and caring for donors whilst they give blood.

Healthcare Assistant

As a Blood Donation Healthcare Assistant you’ll enjoy plenty of variety including taking the donor through the blood collection process at our purpose built donation suite.  

You don’t need a healthcare background or any qualifications as you’ll be trained to undertake the collection of blood from donors. We just need you to have a friendly, flexible approach and a reassuring nature to work with our volunteer donors to make them feel welcome and valued throughout the donation process.

Donor carer at work
"It’s a great team to be part of"
Paul Cumbers

Donor Care Supervisor

I’ve been given lots of learning opportunities since I have been here
Jayne Globe

Blood Donation Healthcare Assistant

Donation session staff at work

Sister/charge nurse

As a sister/charge nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of Healthcare Assistants (similar to healthcare support staff), use your clinical judgement to make safe decisions about suitability and ensure your team deliver a high standard of care that enables us to meet our regulatory and governance requirements. We need your leadership and management skills to ensure patients receive safe blood and blood products and that our donors feel safe and cared for. By giving the best experience we can for our donors, you will ensure they will want to return time and time again.

No prior specialist knowledge is required for this band 6 role, we value what you bring. If you are able to work independently, lead with compassion and resilience and are excited by the prospect of enabling change in a fast moving environment, then this is the job for you. We will provide all the training and support you will need with excellent learning and development opportunities and career progression.

It’s not like any other role in nursing, but you’re still saving and improving lives.
Victoria Roberts


I'm excited about the direction my career is taking at NHSBT
Carrie-Anne Wood


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