Help Save Your Neighbour's Life
We need 40,000 more black donors!
40,000 more black donors of all blood groups are needed to meet the growing demand for better matched blood, and there is a particular need for a special subtype of blood called Ro which is more common in black people. Currently, only 1% of people who give blood in England are black, but with your help we can change this.
THE BIG PLEDGE
Register 50, 75 or 100 members of your church to become blood donors!
Email Geraldine Parker to request to receive a pack in the post with further information.
In the gospels, Christ commissioned us to save others. By giving blood, we can save lives. This modern-day miracle can be performed by people like you and me
Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin Diocese of London
Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin encourages The Church to give blood
We sat down with the Reverend Rose to discuss blood donation in the black community. Here is what she had to say.
A sickle cell patient's story
Has someone at your church got a story to tell?
Perhaps one of your church members lives with a blood condition and would like to share their story, in order to give the public a better understanding of the need for blood donors.
Worship leader Donna Akodu's encouragement to future blood donors
Here's what South London Worship Leader Donna Akodu had to say about her first donation experience.
Our information pack includes:
- Background information
- Ideas to help you get started
- Encouragement from The New Testament
- Ways that NHSBT and your church can work together
- Ways to get involved in national blood donation campaigns
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Register to donate
Become a blood donor
Book an appointment
Find out where you can donate
Download the app
Download the app by searching ‘NHS Give Blood’ in the app store
“I've become a blood donor because to love is a verb, love propelled me to do something.And this is just my small act of LOVE."
"I am a strong believer in being the hands and feet of Jesus whilst here on earth, and what better way is there than to be a help for someone in their time of need. Similar to that of Jesus’ blood, our blood too can save a life. Give blood today and let’s make a difference."
Christian rap artist
40,000 more black donors
We urgently need 40,000 new black donors to stop the pain experienced by black patients with sickle cell disease.