Why we need more donors of Black heritage
At the moment we need more people of Black heritage to grow the number of blood donors with well-matched blood to help those with sickle cell disorder.
In recent years, there has been a rise in demand for some rare blood types that are more common in people of Black heritage, including people of Black-African, Black-Caribbean and Mixed ethnicity.
The need for more people of Black heritage to give
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.
The entire process is swift and smooth, and it only takes an hour from start to finish. Knowing my one donation can help to save up to three lives really warms my heart
Sam went with her friend David to her first donation.