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.
Full end-to-end service
We process and safely deliver nearly 2 million donations a year. This needs efficient planning and integration at every level of the supply chain, from donation to transfusion or transplant. We’re constantly making our service more effective and accessible to patients and donors, and working with the NHS to lower costs for hospitals.
Caring for patients
Most of our service happens behind the scenes but we also have patient facing roles. Our Therapeutic Apheresis colleagues work with hospitals to provide life-saving treatments for patients with conditions such as leukaemia. Our diagnostic service helps find the right treatment for patients with rare blood conditions.
Strategic partnerships are a great way for us to reach more people and increase the number of people donating blood and joining the NHS Organ Donor Register. We’re working with organisations and councils across the country and always on the look out for more partners.
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