Polegate MP Backs Missing Types Campaign

Saturday 20th August 2016

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Polegate’s MP’s given one of the NHS’ latest campaigns a boost further to throwing her support behind it.

The ‘Missing Type’ campaign, which was launched earlier this week, is aiming to increase the number of people across the UK that are registered to give blood, and has invited Maria Caulfield to support them in spreading the message among her constituents.

42.7% of the population within the Lewes constituency are currently on the organ donor register, whilst 2.1% of the same population give blood.

The campaign aims to get brands, organisations and influencers to remove A, O and B (the letters that make up the blood groups) from their websites, Twitter names and signage without explaining why.

Welcoming the campaign, Maria said, “As a nurse I have seen on so very many occasions the vital part that the donation of blood or organs can play in saving lives. 

“Each day the lives of loved ones are saved thanks to someone that they have never met generously giving blood or adding themselves to the organ donor register, however, these success stories won’t continue unless more people sign up.

“That’s why I am so passionate to see members of our communities throughout the Lewes constituency sign up to this brilliant cause.”

To register as a blood donor, or join the NHS Organ Donor Register call 0300 123 2323.

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