There is an urgent need for more Black and mixed-race blood donors so that people with sickle cell disorder can be treated with the ethnically matched blood they need.
For people with sickle cell, donated blood must be of a close ethnic match to avoid complications.
Most people can donate blood, including those with sickle cell trait and/or thalassemia trait.
WE CAN ONLY REGISTER PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ENGLAND.
WALES, NI AND SCOTLAND HAVE THEIR OWN BLOOD DONATION SERVICES. PLEASE CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY.