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The Sickle Cell Society is supporting the Missing Type campaign for new blood donors by removing the As, Bs and Os from our social media.

This year’ s Missing Type campaign – first held by NHS Blood and Transplant in 2015 – brings together 25 blood services from 21 countries to call for new donors to ensure blood donation for future generations. Throughout the campaign As, Bs and Os – the letters of the main blood groups – are disappearing in everyday and iconic locations around the world including America, Australia, Japan and Ireland.

Patients from around the world have thanked blood donors in a moving video and famous names in participating nations are backing the campaign. The Sickle Cell Society is supporting the call for people England to register as the new blood donors of the future.

In England, there is a particular need for more young blood donors and more black and Asian donors, and more donors with O negative and A negative blood. In England, there is a particular need for more young blood donors and more black and Asian donors, and more donors with O negative and A negative blood.

In England, there is a particular need for more young blood donors and more black and Asian donors, and more donors with O negative and A negative blood.

Many people with sickle cell need regular blood transfusions, and the blood needs to be well-matched. We need blood donors to reflect the diversity of the sickle cell community. To sign up as a blood donor, visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.

Please join us in supporting the Missing Type campaign by removing the As, Bs and Os from your own social media, and using the hashtag #MissingType.

Thank you very much, from The Sickle Cell S_ciety!