More black blood donors urgently needed, say influential Britons
They afraid of catching cooties from the indigenes or summat?
Yes, yes, I know:
The demand for blood needed to treat people with sickle cell disease has jumped by about 67% in the last five years. NHS Blood and Transplant said 250 donations are needed every day to treat what is the fastest growing genetic condition in the UK, when five years ago just 150 donations a day were needed.
Sickle cell disease disproportionally affects people from black African or black Caribbean backgrounds, and ethnically matched blood provides the best treatment.
Isn’t it interesting how quickly the genetic make up of Britons is changing?