Blood Donation is vital for hospitals. Last year we collected 2.1 million donations from around 1.6 million donors.
Organ Donation and Transplantation saves and improves the lives of hundreds of patients every year.
Patient Services is responsible for the safe processing and delivery of blood collected by our Blood Donation directorate.


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) manages the national voluntary donation system for blood, tissues, organs and stem cells turning these precious donations into products that can be used safely to the benefit of the patient.

We supply around 2 million units of blood a year to hospitals in England and north Wales and last year received 3,500 organ and 4,000 tissue donations and banked 2,200 cord blood units from across the UK.

We collect blood from voluntary donors across England and North Wales

We deliver to hospitals in England and North Wales a range of life saving blood products
The UK wide organ donation organisation.
Specialist Services
Providing a portfolio of specialist Tissue, Diagnostic, Stem Cell and Specialist Therapeutic Services.
Research & Development
Leading an innovative, cohesive high quality programme of research and development.
Partners & Supporters
Our partners have helped us to recruit millions of donors

NHSBT Careers
Saving Lives Together
If you're looking for a rewarding role
with a great organisation you've come
to the right place.
Our Performance
In 2011-12 we:

Continued to reduce the price of red cells to hospitals to £125/unit from £140/unit in 2008-09 – delivering £30 million of savings to the NHS to be invested in patient care

Are on track to deliver the 50% growth in deceased organ donation by 2013 – having achieved a 34.4% increase by the end of 2011-12

Opened our sixth NHSBT cord blood collection centre in University College Hospital, London

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