Student cricketers pitch up to support NHS Blood and Transplant

Students are supporting a call for more young blood donors in Leicester.

Players from the University of Leicester Cricket Club, 1sts, 2nds and the Development Squad will dress in their cricket whites to donate blood for the first time.

The event takes place from 12noon onwards on Tuesday 9 May at the Leicester Donor Centre in Vaughan Way, Leicester.

1st team Captain, Jack Stokes, who has enlisted willing volunteers, said: “I feel donating blood is something everyone should be a part of with its great benefits for people across the country. To be helping NHS Blood and Transplant in this event has been a great opportunity for the University cricket team and has enabled us to be part of something that really helps save people’s lives. With a wide demographic of students, we can provide blood to people from a wide diaspora of people."

Leicestershire County Cricket Club will also be supporting this event with the attendance of a player and Martyn Dobson, Head of Community Development. 

Also in attendance is the University’s Chief Operating Officer Dave Hall. He said: “We are delighted that our students are donating blood and making a vital contribution for the benefit of society.”