Freedom of information and privacy
We are committed to protecting your information
To do our job properly, we have to collect some data from you. For example, if you enrol as a blood or potential organ donor you will need to fill out some personal information. If you receive an organ transplant or if we perform laboratory tests or give advice for your hospital or GP, there will be obligatory medical notes.
How we’re keeping your information safe
Your privacy is very important to us and we will only collect information if it has a clear business purpose. All information we collect meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Our staff undergo annual Information Governance training and only have access to the systems they need to fulfil their duties. All NHS Blood and Transplant staff are bound by our duty of confidentiality.
How we’re tackling data
We’re making better use of technology to reduce the amount of times you’re asked the same questions. Making our service more efficient, transparent, and less time consuming for everyone.
Request your information
Under the Freedom of Information (FOI) publication scheme, you can access the information held by NHS Blood and Transplant, unless an exemption applies to that information.
To request your information, please contact us at:
NHS Blood and Transplant
c/o Customer Services Department
We’ll get back to you within 20 working days of receiving your request.