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Why the NHS needs more black blood donors

Only 1% of people who give blood in England are black, according to the NHS. To meet demand 40,000 more black donors are needed.

Sickle cell disease is common to people of African or Caribbean descent and causes life-threatening infections, strokes or loss of vision.

To become a blood donor you can register online or find an appointment near to you using the online booking system.

There are 23 permanent blood centres and a number of other community venues that offer regular appointments throughout the year.