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Saving lives


All life is precious. Our work is dedicated to preserving it

No one knows if or when they might need a transfusion or transplant

But if the worst happens, we’re here to help patients get the treatment they need. The challenge is meeting patient demand. This means supplying enough safe blood and organs to hospitals, at the right time. It's a huge task, which requires medical, scientific, technical, marketing and logistical teams. Here's what we're doing to ensure we help as many people as possible.

In 2015/16 our donors

  • Donated nearly 1.8m million units of blood and platelets
  • Provided 3,529 organs for transplant
  • Enabled us to issue over 13,000 individual tissue donations (incl. corneas)
  • Added 1,950 units to the NHS Cord Blood Bank


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