Lincoln roller derby team donate 12 pints of blood for NHS appeal

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Lincolnshire’s premier roller derby team, The Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls, based in Lincoln, have bravely donated 12 pints of blood between them to support an NHS campaign.

The ‘Missing Type’ campaign for National Blood Week (June 8-14) saw NHS Blood and Transplant convince high profile brands to remove the letters A and O from their logos and mastheads to promote blood donation.

Some 12 members of the Lincolnshire Bombers team were inspired to play their part had help towards the current blood shortage, donating 6.819 litres at the Ruston Sports Centre in North Hykeham, Lincoln Showroom and Bracebridge Village Hall.

In addition to rolling up their sleeves for the cause, the bombers erased the O, A and B from their logo across social media.

Christy Robinson, Captain of The Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls said: “The Lincolnshire Bombers are proud to support such a vital cause.

“We pride ourselves in being strong women and influential role models in the wider community. We’d also like to thank the nurses from each session; they looked after our players so well and work for an extremely good cause. It was great to be a small part of a national campaign.”