NHS B Positive Choir
launches debut single and asks you to:- 'Rise up and Give Blood'
THE NHS B Positive Choir and Gospel
sensation Lurine Cato launch Rise Up, to encourage more people to Rise Up and be
counted as blood donors, and raise vital funds to help support the life changing
work of NHS sickle cell wards.
To see Rise Up at the:- 'MOBO Awards 2017,' and for lots more
about B Positive
B Positive is a group of 60 singers from across England who live with sickle
cell disease, their families, helpers and friends. The choir was formed with the
mission to create awareness of sickle cell disease and the need for more blood
donors. Fresh from their powerful television debut at MOBO Awards 2017 in which
they shared the stage with the British Got Talent Winner Tokio Myers, the B
Positive Choir are proud to announce the release of their 1st single "Rise
Up," a rendition Andra Day's original song. With lead vocals by Gospel
sensation, Lurine Cato.
NHS Blood and Transplant and MOBO, 1st started to work together in 2016 to
spread awareness of the urgent need for more blood donors to a wider audience.
NHS Blood and Transplant urgently needs 200,000 new blood donors each year in
order to help provide those who need it with the best care possible. 1
donation takes an hour and can save up to 3 lives
Choir director Colin Anderson said:- "Over the last year 900,000 people
have given up their time to help patients in need. But we need more new donors.
Every day, we need 6,000 donations to continue saving lives. We need life saving
blood from new donors of all backgrounds to provide the closest matches for all
communities. We are particularly looking for younger people and black
communities to come forward."
Lurine Cato said:- "We urgently need 40,000 new black donors help people
with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell is more common in black, South Asian and
Minority Ethnic people. Blood from black donors provides the closest match to
black people who need blood."
MOBO CEO and Founder, Kanya King MBE said:- "We are proud to be partnering
with NHS Blood and Transplant on the "B Positive" campaign to help recruit new
donors, and use our platform to help reach a wide audience. We were honoured to
be able to provide B Positive Choir with their television debut, and it's
amazing to see the response they have received."
For information about B Positive, Lurine Cato and to download Rise UP go to:-