This week, to mark National Blood Week, we're pleased to share some incredible, positive news....

We've been working closely with all the UK blood donation services, including NHS Blood & Transplant who are responsible for donation services in England. 

In early 2023, we negotiated improved donor arrangements for people with genetic haemochromatosis living in England. This built upon earlier work to open appointments to GH donors and further improvements to the service in November 2020 and further refinements to the scheme in 2022.

Thanks to our collective efforts, the scheme has gone from strength-to-strength. And this month we're able to share the details!

The GH donor scheme has grown the number of HFE donors by over 23% in the past year. Of these donors, just over two-thirds are actively donating, with men accounting for 65% of donors and 35% women.