Give Blood for Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Give Blood for Sickle Cell Awareness Month

We’re supporting the NHS autumn campaign for people from black heritage communities to give blood to support people with sickle cell disorder. See below for more information.

100 donors a year

Treatment for sickle cell disorder has improved in the last decade with the use of automated red cell exchange transfusions. These transfusions, however, require between 8 to 10 units of red cells on average, meaning demand for donated blood used for sickle cell disorder treatments is rising.

Without generous blood donations, these treatments would not be possible, negatively affecting people’s lives.

People who receive blood transfusions to treat sickle cell disorder need the support of, on average, 100 donors every year.