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 ongoing 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.


Para-athlete, Corie lost a lot of blood and both his legs when he was badly injured while serving in the Army in Afghanistan in 2010


Shaylah needs blood transfusions every three weeks to treat the painful inherited blood disorder, sickle cell disease.


Amit's blood disorder Beta Thalassaemia Major requires blood transfusions every three weeks.


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.