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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Blood Drive

Donors from all communities and ethnic backgrounds are needed to donate blood so we can meet the needs of all patients in England now and in the years to come.

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Donors from all communities and ethnic backgrounds are needed to donate blood so we can meet the needs of all patients in England now and in the years to come. Black, Asian and minority ethnic donors are specifically needed right now because:

  • some patients who receive frequent blood transfusions need blood to be closely matched to their own
  • a number of blood conditions, like sickle cell disease which is treated through blood transfusions, most commonly affect black, Asian and minority ethnic people
  • the best match typically comes from blood donors from the same ethnic background.

As a student body here at Newcastle University, we believe we have a great opportunity to do our part and share this aim within the BAME students at Newcastle University.  That is why in partnership with We are Donors and Racial Equality in Medicine Society we are running the Black, Asian and minority ethnic Blood Drive, to spread awareness of Blood donation within the whole student body and to raise awareness of the lack of blood donation from BAME communities.

We aim to encourage students at Newcastle University to sign up and become a regular blood donor, specifically those from the BAME communities.

Booking a Time-slot

To book a slot to give blood please contact Omolayo Soruna (O.Soruna@newcastle.ac.uk) or the We are Donors and Racial Equality in Medicine Societies.

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