Simonne Weeks, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Brighton, and Project Lead for Donor Research, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded funding from the Community Investment Scheme to support our award-winning project to engage and empower our students.
“Here at the University of Brighton, we have thousands of students studying healthcare and scientific courses, many of whom are from Minority Ethnic communities themselves. Working with NHS Blood and Transplant, we’re raising awareness of these issues among our students, giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence to register an informed choice and encouraging them to share their choice with others.”
Umar Malik, Community Funding Partnerships Manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the University of Brighton to this year’s Community Investment Scheme. With their support we can empower more young people, particularly those from Black and Asian backgrounds, to drive meaningful, informed conversations around the power of donation, change attitudes and in doing so save lives.”
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