National Blood Service


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National Blood Service

A service which provided blood and blood products to all of the NHS hospitals in England and North Wales. It merged in 2005 with UK Transplant to create a special health authority, NHS Blood and Transplant.
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Peter Backhouse, CEO of Fraikin, said: "We are delighted to have won the contract with the National Blood Service again and look forward to continuing our long relationship with them."
Call the National Blood Service on 0300 123 23 23 to organise a slot to donate blood.
Kevin, who is a blood donor, had invited the National Blood Service to Eagles meadow to promote the session.
The National Blood Service, backed in TV ads by stars including Gary Lineker and Gordon Ramsay, has already held talks with two companies.
In 2007, the National Blood Service unveiled a drastic strategy of cutbacks and closures that would see more than 600 jobs go over four years, but this was slightly scaled back in January last year after protests from union members.
A spokesperson for the University of Sunderland added: "The National Blood Service provides a vital service.
Having met National Blood Service representatives through the European Blood Alliance and heard how the largest human tissue bank in Europe had been built and developed in Speke, the visitors were keen to come and see the facility.
Davina McCall c/o National Blood Service, Colindale Ave, London
Carlene Dias, from the National Blood Service said: "Only a handful of people suffer from this."
The National Blood Service will be at the Baptist Church Hall, in Bristol Road, Northfield, on June 7 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
UK medical groups have spoken out against our blinkered Blood Service - the bone marrow charity, Anthony Nolan Trust, the NHS-backed Transplant UK - while Universities like Newcastle and Sunderland have banned the visible presence of the National Blood Service on campus.
In conjunction with the National Blood Service the University held a Blood Derby, where students and staff squared up to each other, all with the aim of helping to save lives.

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