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Coronavirus update

You can still travel to donate. Giving blood and platelets is essential to the NHS and vulnerable patients. Please keep donating.

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Who you could help

Your blood saves lives. Your blood donation is an amazing gift to people who need it in an emergency or for on-going medical treatment. 

We need nearly 5,000 people to give blood every day to meet the needs of hospitals and patients. We specifically need new black donors to provide blood donations for black patients with sickle cell disease. They need life-saving blood from black donors, which provides the closest match to their own. Find out how donated blood is used.

Real life stories

The amazing stories below show just how giving blood helps to save lives.



Shalona needed several blood transfusions after sickle cell crises, including when she was 38 weeks pregnant.



Alexis needs blood transfusions every 4 weeks to help stop her suffering a stroke due to her Sickle Cell disease.



Robert had not long passed his driving test when he was involved in a car accident which left him fighting for his life.



Sebastian is receiving blood and platelets while he undergoes treatment for bladder cancer.



Without the gift of blood donated by blood donors, Siohbon’s two beautiful children wouldn’t have their mum.