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.


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.


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