August 16, 2021 02:59 PM

Blood Donation - Community Coffee & Chat

Did you know that only 1% of the Black population in the UK are blood donors?

Did you also know that the NHS is running critically low on blood donation from Black donors? Increasing this can help with the demand and tackle health inequalities by combatting prevalent diseases within the Black Community. 

 

Due to pressures from COVID-19 figures show that approximately 16,000 more blood donors are needed to meet the demand for those suffering from Sickle Cell Disease that requires life-saving transfusions. We at Community Barnet have partnered with the NHS to engage with Black communities in North and East London to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation. We are hosting an interactive online Community Coffee and Chat on 23 August between 12:00 – 13:30 where we will be speaking about the importance of blood donation as well as: ·

  • What blood donation is and isn’t
  • What is your blood type and how do you find this out
  • Speaking with someone with personal experience with blood donation & sickle cell

We want to hear from members of the Black community in North and East London about your experiences and answer any questions you may have. 

 

Join us for a community coffee and a chat, August 23, from 12.00 - 13.30 pm

Sign up to register for this event here: https://bit.ly/3g9XKEa

 

For further information contact Veronica: Veronica.Awuzudike@communitybarnet.org.uk