Archive - November 2014

Silent strokes

It pays to remind ourselves sometimes why we collect blood and do the work we do at NHS Blood and Transplant. A powerful illustration of this was the meeting I went to last week of the UK...

Why are these people wrapped in paper?

Tiptoeing through the darkness in the small hours, arms full of wrapping paper and sticky tape; it’s a familiar Christmas scene. Except this was a chilly and wet November morning and the...

#GiftBlood

This was a really great week to be part of the NHS Blood and Transplant Media & PR team. We’re always pretty busy and we’re normally working on very diverse projects at the same time...

Guest blog: Inspirational Staging

Set against the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King has been a long-time favourite and cast member Gemma Knight Jones shares her life-saving experience off...

Guest blog: Is Social Media working for us?

What’s the point of having a Twitter account? When it comes to the NHS, and the myriad of groups, boards, authorities, trusts, institutions and individuals that make us up, the answer isn’t...