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Uganda UK Diaspora Blood and Organ donation Awareness Campaign Launch

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Uganda High Commission , London

58-59 Trafalgar Square

St. James's

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WC2N 5DX

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The Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation has discovered that many Uganda Ugandans in UK are diagnosed with a number of blood conditions, like sickle cell disease which is treated through blood transfusions. We have also discovered that Thalassaemia and sickle cell disease are blood conditions that most commonly affect people within the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The treatment of these conditions is much more successful using blood that is very closely matched to the patient's.

Our campaign Partner NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors from all communities and ethnic backgrounds to donate so it can meet the needs of all patients in England now and in the years to come. Black, Asian and minority ethnic donors are specifically needed right now because:

  • some patients who receive frequent blood transfusions need blood to be closely matched to their own
  • a number of blood conditions, like sickle cell disease which is treated through blood transfusions, most commonly affect black, Asian and minority ethnic people
  • the best match typically comes from blood donors from the same ethnic background
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Uganda High Commission , London

58-59 Trafalgar Square

St. James's

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WC2N 5DX

United Kingdom

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