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NHS70: celebrating 70 years

70 years of the NHS - commemorative banner

On Thursday 5 July 2018 the NHS will be 70 years old

NHS 70 logo

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking everyone to give us the best birthday present ever by doing something amazing today. With just a few clicks you can save lives by registering to give blood and join the organ donor register.

Every day thousands of people’s lives are saved or improved thanks to the generosity of our donors. But, sadly, there are still lots of patients we can’t treat because we don’t have enough supplies. There’s an urgent need for donations. Please help, if you can. Save a life today.

Aneurin Bevan and NHS nurses at a patient's beside in 1948
Aneurin Bevan and NHS nurses at a patient's bedside in 1948

The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018

NHS organisations around the country are holding events, celebrating their advances in science and technology and sharing their history in the run up to July.

You can follow the #NHS70 celebrations at www.england.nhs.uk/nhs70

Follow us on social media

Follow us on our social media channels where we will be recognising and thanking the extraordinary NHS people whose vital work guides, supports and cares for us all every day. #NHS70