An epic shutdown from an NHS Twitter account is fuelling a rise in blood donor pledges
People are promising to donate blood after the account called out racism.
People are promising to donate blood after an NHS Twitter account called out racism directed at its initial request for black blood donors.
GiveBloodNHS made a call for donors in June, highlighting the need for new black donors to help “black people with sickle cell disease”.
But user @ImGrunenWalde sent an 11-word reply on October 12 saying: “If we deport all blacks, this will stop being an issue”.
GiveBloodNHS delivered an epic shutdown in a quote retweet stating: “OR.. we could just deport you” along with a solidarity fist.
OR.. we could just deport you. ✊🏽 https://t.co/pjldJ0WBT7— GiveBlood NHS 💉 (@GiveBloodNHS) October 12, 2017
The sassy tweet has won praise for the team which is tasked with increasing blood donations – and has seen people promising to donate on the strength of their clapback.
I'm going to go and give blood asap and I want to formally record that I'm doing it because of this tweet.— Robin William Scott (@robinwscott) October 12, 2017
Seriously, you can take all my blood for that clap back!!!— Chizzy (@chizzyakudolu) October 12, 2017
Others were just praising the account for how it called out racism.
Oh NHSBT, I love you. If this isn’t a reason to give blood I don’t know what is. https://t.co/VvLXG44inh— Chloe (@chloelikes2talk) October 13, 2017
And many were left wondering about the Twitter user who started the whole thing.
I don't know you, so I might be wrong, but you don't seem like a good person. I hope your life gets better and that you learn to be kind.— Simon John Cox (@SimonJohnCox) October 12, 2017
The account appears to have been suspended – after several users tweeted that they had reported the account to Twitter.