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The NHS calls for South Asian blood donors

Mohammed Beg and his son

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Mike Stredder, director of blood donation at NHS blood and transplant said: “It’s vital that the blood donor community reflects the diversity of the population. “Patients in the South Asian community would have more chances of getting better matched blood and less chance of developing anti-bodies if there were more donations from South Asian donors.” As part of its “Missing Type” campaign, which got underway this week (16), the NHS is hoping to ensure blood donation for future generations. A survey has revealed there is currently a shortfall of South Asian blood donors in England. Last year, there was 14,043…

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