United by Blood

Ellie Avlon

Luxury haircare brand, Avlon are encouraging all clients, social media followers, families, friends and work colleagues to book an appointment to give blood as part of the United by Blood campaign. United by Blood is a blood donation campaign; encouraging the Black community to book a blood donation appointment. You’ll be able to book appointments for 19th and 20th June; from a series of special sessions held in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

The campaign has been set up in memory of Evan Nathan Smith, a 21-year-old who suffered a Sickle Cell crisis and died in hospital. It was later confirmed by Barnet Coroner Court, that his life may have been saved, if a blood transfusion had been given at the time he requested it.

United by Blood was created by a coalition of Black community organisations brought together to strengthen the work they do in educating the Black community around the importance of blood donation and blood disorders. Organisations include: ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust), Black Mums Upfront, Cell Fe For Life and supported by NHS Blood and Transplant.

Where to give blood

Saturday 19th June – World Sickle Cell Day

  • Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush Blood Donation Clinic
  • Westfield, Stratford, Blood Donation Clinic
  • West End Donor Centre, Blood Donation Clinic
  • Mancher, TBC
  • Birmingham, TBC
  • Bristol, TBC

Sunday 20th June

  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton

To find out more, visit www.avloneurope.co.uk or contact: goakes@avloneurope.co.uk

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