NHS calls for blood donors

People are being urged to donate blood ahead of August bank holiday weekend.

With people’s social lives often busier at this time of year, the NHS says fewer bookings are made to donate while others forget about their appointment.

It’s important blood is collected all year round to maintain healthy levels as blood donations cannot be stockpiled. Each donation can save the lives of up to three people, and it’s crucial NHS Blood and Transplant collects enough blood to help critically ill people.

Jon Latham, assistant director of donor relationship services at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We are incredibly grateful to all our loyal donors who take time out of their busy schedules at this time of year, to help save and improve lives. If you have an appointment booked but can no longer make it, please remember to cancel so we can reallocate the slot to someone else.”

To find your nearest blood donor centre please visit https://www.blood.co.uk/the-donation-process/about-our-donation-venues/

Make and keep your appointment

Make and keep your appointment to donate by:

Using the NHSGiveBlood app
Calling the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23
Signing in to your online account

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