Many people would not be alive today if it wasn't for the generosity of our donors
Giving blood saves lives
But it’s always in high demand. Our lifesaving service is required 365 days a year, and our dedicated staff work day and night to process, test and distribute donated blood. Every year we need around 135,000 new donors to ensure we have the right mix of blood groups to meet patient needs now and in the future.
Did you know?
Blood is made up of a number of components, including red blood cells, platelets and plasma. Each of these can be used to treat many different conditions, such as anaemia, cancer, blood disorders, and those having surgery.
A big thank you to our 1.3m registered voluntary blood donors.