With lockdowns impacting us all, it can sometimes be easy to forget other issues that still exist in the world. However, there are thousands of people in hospital relying on blood donations to survive, and they need your help.
In the UK, 15,000 people suffer from sickle cell disease and more than 300 babies are born with the condition each year. People with sickle cell have misshapen blood cells which do not carry oxygen efficiently around the body. This can cause extreme pain and life-threatening infections. Blood transfusions help to reduce and prevent these symptoms but to get the best treatment, patients need blood from a donor of the same ethnicity and we are not currently meeting these criteria.
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