DID YOU KNOW? In the time it takes to cook Laila rice you could have donated blood and helped save up to three lives. While the process of giving blood generally takes around one hour out of your day, the donation itself only takes about 5 – 10 minutes!
It’s really easy to register and to book an appointment to donate. You can go online or download the NHS Give Blood app. For more information click here
Harry Dulai, MD of Surya Foods, owners of the Laila brand said:
“We are delighted to have been singled out by NHS Blood and Transplant to help raise awareness of this important issue due to our special relationship with the UK’s BAME communities through our leading brands.
“Given the strength of the Laila Basmati rice brand, Surya’s support is an excellent way to raise awareness among the BAME communities we serve, through a trusted brand and we truly hope our efforts will translate into a significant uplift in the numbers donating from these communities.”
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Stop by and enjoy some delicious, free, authentic Indian food while finding out your blood type at one of our special events:
Thalassaemia mainly affects people with a South Asian, Arab or Mediterranean heritage, and sickle cell disease mainly affects people of black heritage.
It is estimated that 1,000 people in the UK have Thalassaemia, and between 13,000-15,000 people in the UK have sickle cell disease.
Patients with these disorders need regular blood transfusions to stay healthy and to stay alive. They benefit from donations from blood donors from a similar ethnic background.
Click here to learn more about the urgent need for more donors of BAME heritage.
“Blood donors are my heroes” Read Shaylah’s story here