News and stories

Giving life is vital... and so are these top reads and fun facts from behind the scenes, to keep front of mind.

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COVID essentials

Discover the latest on COVID and donating blood, including how long you might need to wait to donate, or wearing a mask.

Media centre

If you're a journalist, you'll feel at home in our media centre. Find media releases, our image library or media contacts today. 

See the latest from our news room, whether you're a journalist or simply interested in news and views.

View stories from the incredible people who donate or receive the gift of life, from blood to breast milk.

I love that feeling of joy from helping someone out; that my blood has made a difference to another person's life.

Jackie, blood donor

It's my way of giving to the community – I don't get much time to volunteer but I can always find time to donate blood.

Nicola, blood donor

It takes me about a day to get back up after a treatment. I feel amazing. It’s probably what feels normal to everyone else, but it feels special to me.

Hayley, plasma recipient

Trending research

Keep up to date with research insights, studies and the latest projects from Lifeblood.