We are joining with black Christian churches across England, to encourage more black donors to register, book an appointment and give blood. Launching on Sunday 10 September with Prayer Sunday, churches across the country will pray for more black people to start saving lives through blood donation.
Revd Rose Hudson Wilkin says being a blood donor is part of a "modern-day medical miracle":
We need 40,000 black donors to give blood to help 15,000 people in England who have sickle cell disease.
Joining our campaign is a chance for you to really make a difference and save lives. In only one hour, each person can save or improve up to three lives by giving blood.
We are asking Pastors and church leaders to make a date to donate with friends, family or a group from church, choose one of our donor centres or a local session and book your appointments.