NHS appeal for black blood donors ‘drops straight knowledge’

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Only 1% of people who give blood in England are black, according to NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood and Transplant has posted an appeal for more black people to donate blood, while heading off possible accusations of racism, with a series of gif-laden tweets.

“So, people keep asking – why do we need more black blood donors?” asked @GiveBloodNHS in an initial post.

“Are we being racist? …Let’s break it down,” the account replied in a follow-up thread explaining the need for black blood donation.

Skip Twitter post by @GiveBloodNHS

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