Blood Donation Center Labeled Racist For Requesting More Black Donors Clapped Back With An Informative Thread Full Of Hilarious GIFs

Nurse checking bag of blood while patient gives donation

Blood Donation Center Labeled Racist For Requesting More Black Donors Clapped Back With An Informative Thread Full Of Hilarious GIFs

Turns out, everyone's blood is not the same and Black people can save many lives.

Published November 13th

A blood donation center in the United Kingdom recently caught much flack after announcing they are in need of Black donors. The National Health Service responded to being called racist with an epic, educational thread full of hilarious GIFs. 

  1. Tweeting from @GiveBloodNHS, the center explained their request was based in science, not racism
  2. People who denounce the social construct of race have often used the argument 'we all have the same blood'
  3. NHS explained our blood works in the same way
  4. However, our blood is, in fact, not the same
  5. Through a series of tweets, the center broke down the science of blood type
  6. They then explained that they asked for Black donors because they are more likely to have something called Ro blood
  7. Ro blood is unique in the sense that it can be used in transfusions for people with sickle cell disease
  8. And the center could not ask for Ro donors because no one would understand what they meant
  9. Moral of the story, everyone should give blood, especially black people
  10. After the center's lengthy thread was shared, it went viral with over 22,000 people praising the center

Written by Rachel Herron

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