‘Give Blood, Spread Love, England’
The Sickle Cell Society’s blood donation project is now registering new blood donors to help address the need for more people of black heritage to give blood. The project’s goals are to engage individuals and communities from African and Caribbean backgrounds to become aware of the need for ethnically matched blood to treat people with sickle cell disorder.
Currently only 1% of people who donate blood are of black heritage.
How can you Help?
- Become a blood donor. Sign up to the blood donation register here: http://bit.ly/scsgiveblood
- Spread awareness. We have put together a range of exciting content which can be shared on your Social Media channels, by email within your workplace, in your family WhatsApp groups and more…
Spread Awareness by Email or WhatsApp
Turn up the Volume at your workplace
Download our Blood Donation Awareness PDF which can be shared by email or WhatsApp. (Click the link above > Right click > Open with Preview > File > Save.)
Share our Message at your University, Organisation or Workplace
We have a limited range of printed promotional cards available.
Please see below for a preview and contact email@example.com for more details.
Participate in a Group Blood Donation of up to Ten People
We are able to organise a group blood donation for up to ten people. If you are interested in giving blood with friends, family members or colleagues.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Take the Microphone!
We have a growing community of Give Blood Squad members. Our squad are dedicated to spreading awareness around blood donation and encouraging people of black-heritage to register to donate. Our squad is made up of blood donors and people living with sickle cell disorder. Get involved.
- Register to become a blood donor, if you can at bit.ly/scsgiveblood
- Visit https://www.instagram.com/givebloodspreadlove/
Become a Give Blood. Spread Love, England Volunteer
Give Blood, Spread Love, England has a team of trained Community Advocate volunteers who use their networks of family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, churches and leisure interests to highlight the importance of blood donation and encourage others to share the message too, gradually sparking more and more people to get involved and advocate for change.
Interested in becoming a community advocate?
Show Your Support
Post our logo on your social pages and tag us on Instagram at @givebloodspreadlove or Twitter at @givebloodlove.
Don’t use social media? Send it across to your networks on WhatsApp with our registration link http://bit.ly/scsgiveblood
Share Encouraging Facts
Share this factual sequence of images on an Instagram or Facebook carousel/slideshow.
“Blood donation only takes 1 hour from start to finish. Which is about the time it takes to scroll your Instagram feed at lunch, watch an episode of your favourite series… Do something meaningful today.”
Download the images below:
Thanks for Turning up the Volume on Blood Donation!
Please contact us if you have any queries around how to use these resources:
Tracy Williams – Project Manager – South London Gives: email@example.com
Olivia Anastasiou – Digital Marketing Officer – Give Blood, Spread Love: firstname.lastname@example.org