January 12, 2017

Your race and ethnicity is vital, when it comes to giving blood


People of black and Asian heritage are beginning to be represented in all walks of society, from the arts, sport through to politics. However one key place they aren’t representing themselves is in blood donation sessions.

To inspire the next generation of donors NHS Blood and Transplant have created a special film. Featuring a fantastic performance from Lady Leshurr and support from a range of ambassadors from the black and Asian community, the film asks people to step up and Represent.

Margot needed many blood & platelet donations to keep her clinically well

Margot needed many blood (and platelet) donations to keep her clinically well

Currently just 3% of black or Asian people donate blood. It’s time this changed.

Please TELL SOMEONE about this post and encourage others to do something amazing: save lives.

Team Margot
Together, saving lives

We need over 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England. Which is why there’s always a need for people to give blood.

Each year we need approximately 200,000 new donors, as some donors can no longer give blood.

Find your local donor centre and book your appointment today.

Visit: https://www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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