Search

UEL’s Stratford campus to host blood donation event

PUBLISHED: 11:14 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 13 November 2017

University of East London Stratford Campus

University of East London Stratford Campus

Archant

The University of East London is holding a blood donation event to boost the number of black and minority ethnic donors on the register.

The university’s Stratford campus, in Water Lane, will host two sessions on Wednesday between 1pm and 3.30pm and 4.30pm and 7pm.

Anyone wanting to donate must register and make an appointment in advance.

A spokesman from NHS Blood and Transplant said: “We are grateful to the University of East London for hosting this event.

“Don’t worry if you’ve never given blood before and don’t know what blood group you are – you find out shortly after your first donation. What’s important is that you register as a donor and book your first appointment to donate - you can save the life of someone else, while going about yours.”

Last year, approximately 10,000 black people donated blood, accounting for just one per cent of donations made in the UK.

To register, visit blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder