World Blood Donor Day: Who Can Donate?

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). This global event provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations while thanking people who have already donated. Figures from the NHS reveal that the trust needs over 200 000 new donors each year to meet future patient needs. There is currently a countrywide shortage, particularly

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Missing Blood Types: Help Fill in the Gaps

The #MissingType campaign has been launched by NHS Blood and Transplant to get more people to give blood. The groups mainly being targeted by the campaign are young people; aged 17 to 24, and those from African, Caribbean and Asian ethnic groups.   The Campaign You might have noticed a few letters missing from the

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World Blood Donor Day

Tuesday 14th June marks World Blood Donor Day, an annual event organised by the World Health Organization (WHO). The day encourages people all over the world to give blood, in order to achieve the WHO’s target of ensuring that 100% of blood supplies from all countries come from voluntary donors. You can get involved through

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