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An epic shutdown from an NHS Twitter account is fuelling a rise in blood donor pledges

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People are promising to donate blood after the account called out racism.

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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.

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.

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Others were just praising the account for how it called out racism.

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And many were left wondering about the Twitter user who started the whole thing.

The account appears to have been suspended – after several users tweeted that they had reported the account to Twitter.

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