United by Blood: the latest push to get people to register as donors

A new blood donation drive has launched in memory of a 21-year-old man from Walthamstow, who died after hospital staff failed to spot the symptoms of a sickle cell crisis.

An inquest heard how Evan Nathan Smith called 999 from a hospital bed in 2019, and that his life may have been saved if a blood transfusion had been given when he asked for help.

This weekend marks World Sickle Cell Day and Londoners are being urged to remember Evan by registering as blood donors. The ‘United by Blood’ campaign is the work of the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust and their CEO and Co-Founder Orin Lewis has been speaking to London Live.

Find out more about the campaign here


Tanya Francis 16th June 2021


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