Remel London joins #Date2Donate NHS give Blood Campaign

Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018

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I’m so excited to share with you the new NHS Give blood series #Date2Donate
Over the next few weeks, the series will feature some familiar faces from the world of entertainment, to create a series of videos sharing their experiences of giving blood and encourage friends, family and loved ones come together on regular basis to make a difference through giving blood.

The video series captures the energy of the people that donate and offers glimpses into the donation process – an altruistic yet often daunting and misunderstood act.

It’s my absolute honour to kick-start the campaign alongside the beautiful BBC Radio 1Xtra and CBBC’s ‘Saturday Mash-Up’ presenter Yasmin Evans and the loveable Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens.

Over the years I’ve seen organisations such as the ACLT and the MOBO Awards regularly encourage organ and blood donations. Despite hearing about it I never quite had the courage to go ahead with it.

However, as I’ve gotten older, and lost loved ones who have battled with illness, I now understand how important donating blood can be.

Towards the end of 2017 I met some of the NHS Give Blood team at the MOBO Awards, who informed me that fewer than 5% of blood donors who gave blood in the last year were from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
This is shocking and disappointing considering black, Asian and minority ethnic communities represent around 14% of the population.

There are four main blood groups – O, A, B and AB. Group O is the most common and therefore the most in demand.
I found out that I’m blood group O so I’m definitely going to continue to do my part!

WE NEED TO CHANGE THIS and I’m so happy to be involved in this campaign!

Giving blood is honestly SO EASY and there’s nothing better than knowing you can help save lives!

IT ONLY TAKES 1 HOUR TO SAVE 3 LIVES

If you would like to give blood please go to www.blood.co.uk/d2d

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