Make a #Date2Donate
The film series
Our #Date2Donate film series features a collection of social media stars and celebrities, all keen to show that giving blood is something we could all embrace.
#Date2Donate Gemma Styles and Laura Doggett
Influencer, writer and committed blood donor Gemma Styles, takes friend and musician Laura Doggett for her first blood donation.
While donating Gemma and Laura discuss growing up in the age of social media and their experiences of bullying and feeling trapped within the online media bubble.
Hamilton cast members Rachel John, Jason Pennycooke and Marsha Songcome give blood whilst sharing backstage stories from the Olivier award-winning show.
Showing how easy it is to integrate giving blood in their everyday life, the cast talk about pre-show rituals, diversity on stage and how the power of Maya Angelou's’ poem “Still I Rise” continues to inspire culture and change.
#Date2Donate Love Island
Samira Mighty, Laura Crane and Jack Fowler show their support for NHS Blood and Transplant’s #Date2Donate campaign which aims to normalise the conversation around blood donation.
Interviewed by writer and ultra-fan Danielle Dash, the reality TV stars drop into a blood donation centre to donate blood as they reveal the latest news since leaving the Love Island villa; Samira talks her time on the show, Laura explains the challenges of facing trolls on social media and Jack Fowler discovers the truth about his OluwaJack nickname.
#Date2Donate part six
In the final film in the series, Amelia and Cadet find time to rap while giving blood. Amelia is the host of the popular ‘Chicken Shop Date’ and rapper Cadet is the cousin of Krept – of Krept and Konan.
#DatetoDonate part five
Jeff and Katy Hammond star in our fifth #DatetoDonate film. Jeff and Katy are YouTubers who went viral last year dancing to AfroBeats at their wedding.
#Date2Donate part four
In part four watch Andi and Miquita Oliver - Andi is the host of TV programme Great British menu and her daughter Miquita is a TV presenter, who co-hosted Channel 4’s popular ‘Popworld’.
#Date2Donate part three
Part three sees Kelechi and Cassandra taking the opportunity to exercise while they donate. Kelechi is a fitness guru, personal trainer, womanist, twerk innovator, pole dance instructor and Cassandra Lokko is a social media influencer who went viral in 2016 with her breath-taking wedding video.
#Date2Donate part two
In part two, watch The Mac Twins donating blood. Lisa and Alana Macfarlane are identical twin DJ’s, who most recently were DJ’s on the hit show Love Island’s Aftershow and also recently performed at Simon Cowell’s Ball.
#Date2Donate part one
In part one, watch BBC Radio 1Xtra and CBBC’s ‘Saturday Mash-Up’ presenter Yasmin Evans, one half of pop duo Rizzle Kicks Jordan Stevens and Remel London, Capital Xtra presenter and MOBO Awards Red Carpet host, donating blood to help highlight the feel good factor of giving blood.
Our trailer introduces some of the social stars from our full #Date2Donate film series. Watch it now to see who features in the six-part series.