NHS Give Blood 4+


Designed for iPad

    • Free



Join our blood community. Ready to help when the NHS needs you. Register today. We’ll get in touch when there’s space to donate. Thank you for saving lives.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have the latest version of our app to ensure access is not interrupted.

*Please note that this app is for use by whole blood donors and plasma donors who book appointments in England only
**In order to keep your data secure we may ask you to contact us at the end of your registration process to ensure we have your correct details to set up your online account

We would love to hear from you so if you have any comments or feedback on the NHS Give Blood app, please drop us a line (unfortunately we are unable to reply to your feedback on the App store):


Our app makes saving lives even easier and enables you to book or change an appointment in seconds. To use the app you will first need to have registered online in order to log in. Don’t worry if you haven’t, you can still do this after downloading the app by selecting the Register option (register option available for whole blood donors only). We have simplified the registration process and within minutes of registering you can instantly sign in and book yourself an appointment slot or even change or cancel your existing appointments. You can also edit your personal details and view your donation history. You will also get an option to receive instant alerts or information updates from us of when we need support for your specific blood group.

What’s New

Version 3.8.0

Various fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Nathan_Harrington ,

Easy as giving blood

The app is easy to use and it’s simple enough to find and book appointments. I’ve read the other reviews and can honestly say, I find logging in simple. I have Face ID set, so I access straight away. As for appointments, you can’t always please everyone and sometimes slots will already be taken. However, I haven’t yet found that I couldn’t book a time or venue that made it difficult for me. In a nutshell, the app is fit for purpose and easy to use for whole blood donation. I think sometimes we all need to remember that we don’t donate for our convenience, we do it to save lives.

Finally, I would just like to give a special shout out to the NHS staff who are always friendly and welcoming and make the whole experience a pleasant one. The real heroes.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great review and for your kind words, we are glad you are enjoying the app!

☕️😊☕️ ,

Booking an appointment

It is not easy to book appointments WHERE and WHEN you want to go. The app pushes me to ONLY A FEW venues where blood donor sessions are happening in the area local to me. And often these are where there is little or no parking facilities. -Not appropriate or safe to use public transport in these Covid times and UNFAIR of the NHSBT to expect that. I would rather drive for 20 minutes to a venue that is safe to get to and where the parking is available and free. But even if you try and pick another location it doesn’t work, gives you dates many months away if at all.
Many donors complain about how hard it is to get appointments. They can’t get the venue they want as the option just doesn’t come up. Or when trying to book in advance there is No availability for several months after their 12week /16week required gap between donations. (A lot of slightly older donors have said they miss the chance to book appointments before they leave their current session appointment. -This is prior to my donor experience so not my opinion but of several others I have met.)
The app would be great - if it actually gave you the options for appointments that suited you.

There is lots of lovely information on the app, just not the easy donor-friendly functionality of appointment booking.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback, which has been passed to our developers. We'll be in touch in due course. We’re sorry you've had trouble obtaining an appointment. If you haven't done so already, please call our helpline on 0300 123 23 23 we will do our best to help you.

Unheard_Suicide ,

Whole blood only at the moment

While I was a whole blood donor I used this app to book my appointments and if need be change dates and times without hassle. It worked smoothly and was easy to navigate.

Currently I’ve been moved over to plasma donating so the app no longer allows me to log in etc. I’m hoping that plasma/platelet donors will soon be added or get an app for their own references as at the moment I can not see my personal details and have to book everything over the phone.

If you are a whole blood donor I’d recommend getting the app and using it to book a session whenever you can freeing up time for those using the phones or sorting out first time donors. Download it now.

Developer Response ,

Unfortunately, the online service is not available for plasma/platelet donors however this is something we are looking at for the future but thanks for the 5-star review, we are glad you are enjoying the app!

App Privacy

The developer, NHSBT, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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