NHS Missing Type campaign appealing for new blood donors returns

The NHS’s clever ad campaign sees the letters A, B, and O disappearing from the logos of famous brands and institutions to help encourage more people to donate blood

Great Ormond Street NHS Missing Type

Last year, NHS Blood and Transplant launched Missing Type, a campaign where major brands including Odeon and Waterstones removed the letters A, B and O from their logos to emphasise the absence of donors for those blood types.

The inventive approach garnered a lot of attention so the NHS is running an updated version this year, with new corporate partners including Microsoft, Royal Mail, and Paddy Power. Many of these, as well as institutions such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, are sharing images of their new-look logos on Twitter. Here’s a selection:

Paddy Power NHS Missing Type
Barbican Missing Type NHS
Belfast Airport NHS Missing Type
Microsoft NHS Missing Type

The film below, created by ad agency WCRS, also accompanies the new campaign, explaining it in more detail.

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