Posted on: February 21st 2023

Blood Donor Drive

This week, LAE students are finding out what their blood type is and signing up to be blood donors.

The NHS needs new blood donors from all backgrounds to ensure there is the right blood available for patients who need it, when they need it. Donated blood or the components of blood are used to save, and improve, lives:

  • around two thirds of the blood donated in England is used to treat medical conditions including anaemia, cancer and blood disorders
  • nearly a third is used in surgery and emergencies including childbirth
  • blood transfusions can also improve the quality of life for people whose illness has no cure.

Nearly 400 new donors a day are needed to meet demand including: donors with specific blood types; more black donors;  and more young people to start giving blood to ensure that we have enough blood in the future. 

We are delighted to report that over 100 LAE students have registered today.

“my teacher told the class about two close friends that wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for a blood transfusion. I wanted the chance to also save someone’s life”.

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