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Please make sure you are able to donate by reading our coronavirus advice for donors.

Why we need black donors

More black donors are needed because of a rise in demand for some rare subtypes, such as Ro, that are more common in people of black heritage.


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Demand for these subtypes is growing as more people have regular transfusions to treat blood disorders such as sickle cell disease.

Subtypes are important when someone has regular transfusions as they need blood that matches their own as closely as possible.

We need people from all communities to give blood to make sure there’s the right blood available for everyone.

Most people can give blood if they're fit and healthy. Check if you can donate.

Blood transfusions make me feel so much better

Miai smiles in front of a Give Blood banner

Miai has had 8 blood transfusions to treat sickle cell disease

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Everyone can make a difference

Whether your donation is used in an emergency, after surgery or as a part of a regular transfusion, you could help up to three people every time you give blood.

It’s great knowing I can do something important for my community
Ronald gives blood

Ronald has given blood for more than 20 years

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Who your blood could help

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To become a blood donor you just need to register and book an appointment.

Give blood again

If you’ve given blood before, please book an appointment to donate again.