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Blood collection

Join a friendly and welcoming team

New vacancies 

Our newly refurbished and expanded London West End Donor Centre will be re-opening shortly, and as a result we have a number of new vacancies with a variety of working hours available.

You can either:


To find out more about working in the Blood Collection Team, please see below.

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.

Donor carer

As a donor carer 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.

"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

Donor Carer

Sister/charge nurse

As a sister/charge nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of donor carers (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


Open day

We would love to meet you at our open day.

This is a chance to find out more about what we do, to speak to people already in these roles, discuss the working hours available and find out how you can be part of a friendly and welcoming team that helps save and improve lives every day.

When is it?
  • Saturday 27th October 2018
  • 10am - 4pm


Where is it?

West End Donor Centre
Margaret Street

Please be aware that as we are still carrying our work on the ground floor the open day will be held on the 1st and 2nd floor which can only be accessed by stairs.

Apply now

If you aren’t able to join us at our open day you can apply for these vacancies now by clicking the link below.

View our current donor carer or nurse vacancies