Blog Comments Policy

We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We review and post comments according to the policy below.

The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of NHS Blood and Transplant

We want to publish your comments, but we expect comments generally to be courteous. To that end, we have established the following policy.

We reserve the discretion not to post comments that:

contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
contain threats or defamatory statements;
contain hate speech directed at race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; or
promote or endorse services or products. (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)
Do not submit copyrighted or other proprietary material in any form unless you clearly indicate that you have permission to do so.

If you are a reporter, please send questions to the NHS Blood and Transplant Press Office through:

Email media enquiries –
Phone – 01923 367 600 (09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday)
For urgent, out-of-hours media enquiries, please call – 0117 969 2444

We recognize that the Internet is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time. However, we intend to review and post comments from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday except on holidays. We intend to review and post comments submitted at other times as soon as possible on the next business day.

If you would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 then please submit your request to:

Freedom of Information
NHS Blood and Transplant
c/o Customer Services Department
Oak House
Reeds Crescent
Hertfordshire WD24 4QN

NHSBT will respond to Freedom of Information requests within 20 working days of receipt.

In some cases we ask you to provide your name and e-mail address, although providing either is optional. We request your name to make it easier to carry on a conversation. For this reason, we publish your name along with your comment. We ask for your e-mail address so that we can contact you if necessary. It is our policy not to publish your e-mail address.

To protect your privacy, please do not include information (e.g., an e-mail address or phone number) in the text of your comment that identifies you.

You can find additional guidance as to how NHS Blood and Transplant regards privacy issues within the privacy policy provided on our main website.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas and conversation.

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