Eight celebrities, each representing one of the major blood groups, are supporting NHS Blood and Transplantâ€™s campaign to increase blood stocks this summer.
Gary Lineker, Sarah Beeny, Jayne Torvill, Graham Bell, Greg James, Rachel Riley, Twin B and Saira Khan will help to boost blood stocks by 30%, above usual levels, ahead of the Olympic Games and encourage donors to support their country by contributing to blood supplies.
The Team Give Blood â€˜captainsâ€™, will encourage people of a specific blood type to donate before major national events, including the Jubilee and Olympics as well as the football European Championships. The celebrities will be using their own social media profiles to encourage the public to be a part of â€˜Team Give Bloodâ€™ by donating, as well as appearing in promotional materials and mailers.
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