Blood: Donors

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 21 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the donation of blood, plasma, tissues and cells for use in developing cell and gene therapies.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) are responsible for promoting blood, plasma, tissue and cell donation across England and Wales. They are also uniquely positioned to promote the exciting developments in novel cellular and molecular therapies which offer the promise of new treatments and potential cures for many diseases and disorders to the public.

NHSBT work with the community, consumer, and national and local media to place educational and inspirational stories in the news and use their social media channels to share stories and case studies showing the benefits of blood, plasma, tissue, and cell donation.

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