Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Working to increase blood and organ donation in Dudley
Dudley falls below the national average for blood and organ donation, but we're working with the council to change things.
Dudley MBC is the second local authority to formally work in partnership with NHSBT. Through the partnership, the council aims to help increase the organ and blood donation rates among both its staff and borough residents. With a particular focus on increasing registration levels among Dudley's black and Asian communities.
Councilor Steve Waltho, cabinet member for adult and community services, said:
"This is a potentially life-saving agreement we have in place. We hope this will not only increase awareness of the importance of blood and organ donors, but also encourage more people to sign up.
"We have made a commitment to encouraging our residents and staff to do what they can to help save people's lives."